Turks choose pirated computer software
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
More than half of the computer users in Turkey use pirated computer software, says the Workplace Software Union, costing the economy some $526 million.Last year some 62 percent of Turkish computer users, or roughly two out of three computers in Turkey, were uploaded with pirated computer software, according to Workplace Software Union (BSA) data.
This rate is unchanged from the year before and cost the economy about $526 million in losses, the BSA said.
The BSA compiled its data for the ninth time in 2011 with the help of global independent consultancy firms IDC and Ipsos Public Affairs. This year’s research included 15,000 computer users from 33 countries, accounting for 82 percent of the world’s computer market. Pirated software user statistics for other countries, according to the data, are as follows: China 77 percent, Japan 21 percent, France 37 percent, Germany 26 percent, Greece 61 percent, Poland 53 percent, Russia 63 percent, Saudi Arabia 51 percent and Israel 31 percent.