Software piracy shrinks by 1 pps to 67% in Macedonia in 2009.

By bne IntelliNews May 11, 2010
The software piracy in Macedonia has contracted by 1pps to 67% y/y in 2009, an annual survey of global organisation Business Software Alliance (BSA) and IDC, quoted by the local media, showed. The reduced use of pirated software is the result of BSAs activities in the country, which include educating the users of illegal software copies, and of authorities, related to the protection of intellectual properties, one of whose aims is to reach the EU standards in the field, the report said. Among the 111 surveyed countries, 49% reported reduced use of pirated software, 34% remained on the same level and in 17% the percentage grew. On a global scale, the use of illegal software increased by 2pps to 43% in 2009.

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