The overall amount of illegal software used by businesses around the world hasn’t changed since 2003, according to the Business Software Alliance.
The group claims that more than a third of business software is being used without a licence.
However, countries such as China have made significant reductions in the amount illegal software being used. Piracy rates fell from a staggering 92 percent to a slightly better (but still large) 82 percent.
The US and Western Europe remained static at 22 percent and 36 percent respectively.
Global piracy rates stand at:
Central Europe – 68 percent
Latin America – 66 percent
Middle East/Africa – 60 percent
Asia – 55 percent
Western Europe – 36 percent
North America – 22 percent