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These Are The Countries With The Highest Value Of Pirated Software Installed.

Do you have an original Photoshop or Microsoft Office software installed on your PC? Or can you boast that you have never installed a pirated software/movie/music/games? If your answers are “Yes” to both questions:
On a serious note, if you haven’t installed or downloaded a pirated “anything, you deserve an award.
Anyway, in the light of what has happened to Kickass,  Statista looked at the top foreign countries that pirate the most expensive software, and as seen from the chart, USA takes the lead with a commercial value of $9.1 billion while China and India take 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Although the chart shows the countries that have the most expensive pirated software, you should have it in mind that when it comes to the rate of unlicensed software, USA is actually lower than other countries on the list. In other words, while a greater percentage of people  in non-U.S. countries pirate software, U.S. citizens/individuals pirate much more expensive software.
If we were to assume, which African country would take the lead if the same methodology is applied?


11 comments on “These Are The Countries With The Highest Value Of Pirated Software Installed.

  1. Stiiz says:

    Definitely Nigeria mehn. I’m running more than 8 pirated/cracked softwares right now on my PC sef

    1. Titi says:

      Bado leee

    2. emmaedeh says:

      Did You just admit to a crime? I mean 8 counts.

  2. Victor Molokwu says:

    erm, me I’ve never seen what a pirated software looks like.
    — Reporting From at alaba Intl market Lagos,Nigeria

  3. joseph says:

    i have never seen a pirated software before

  4. Harrie says:

    Ummmmm let’s just say 80% of the country folks aren’t exactly tech inclined or geeky, but the lucky 20% don’t exactly build these softwares, they just download the cracked version, or a some might just wanna get their hands dirty..

  5. Xtopher says:

    Currently Running the whole Autodesk Building Design Suite which cost more than $2,500+ on my PC for free.. tho never used Pirated Windows before

  6. united@states.america says:

    Hmmm. I think every software i am running is a pirated copy, i doubt if my hardware is not a pirated one also!! 🙂

  7. Cuul Geek says:

    I guess Kenya will definitely be at Number 1

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