Others have argued that software complexity is often the real issue for legitimate businesses trying to stay on the right side of the law.
What is apparent is that the campaign against piracy is struggling to make much headway as unlicensed installations are now running at three times their level when IDC carried out a similar survey in 2006. This is ahead of growth rates for the Internet as a whole.
Earlier in 2013, Microsoft put a clutch of Chinese software resellers on notice that it would sue unless a settlement was reached on alleged piracy.
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