Reducing Software Piracy Would Inject $142 Billion into the Global Economy and Create Nearly 500,000 New Jobs

PR Newswire, 9/15/10

New study details the impact of cutting piracy by 10 points in four years — and finds that faster action by governments would compound the economic benefits

Reducing software piracy by 10 percentage points in four years would inject more than $142 billion into the global economy, create nearly 500,000 new jobs and generate close to $32 billion in new tax revenues for governments, according to a new study from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the leading market research firm IDC. Moreover, achieving the 10-point reduction in piracy in the first two years of the same four-year period could boost the economic benefits another 36 percent.

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