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Using pirated copies or unlicensed computer software causes a huge loss to the companies that actually developed those ones. This is done by misusing the licensing script by the distributing firms or individuals worldwide.

The Spectator Index has recently published a list of countries using most pirated or unlicensed software in the world. No surprise for us, Pakistan stands at number three of that particular list.

The list that is based on the data collected by the BSA – The Software Alliance states that 83% of computers in Pakistan use unlicensed software while Venezuela, a Latin American country tops the list with 89% followed by Indonesia with 83%.


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Japan and the US remain countries with least use of pirated or unlicensed software programs in the world having 16 and 15 percent of such computers, respectively.

Other countries on the list are:

  • Nigeria – 80%
  • Vietnam – 74%
  • China – 66%
  • Russia – 62%
  • Egypt – 59%
  • India – 56%
  • Turkey – 56%
  • Saudi Arabia – 47%
  • Brazil – 43%
  • Italy – 43%
  • France – 32%
  • UK – 21%
  • Canada – 22%
  • Germany – 20%

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