JAKARTA: Approximately 59% of computer users in Indonesia said they use pirated software.
Based on Business Software Alliance (BSA) report, 40% of respondents often use pirated software, 23% sometimes, and 17% rarely use pirated software.
Based on demographic survey, 54% pirated software was used by women, the rest was used by men. As much as 38% pirated software was used by respondents aged 25–34 years and 34% from respondents aged 18–24 years.
Software piracy rate in Indonesia during 2011 reached 86%, it means that more than eight out of ten softwares installed on the computer are unlicensed software. The piracy value has reached US$1.467 billion or equal to IDR12.8 trillion.
Around 86% software piracy rate was a serious concern. Government needs to give more educative solution to people as well as to business actors and consumers.
"Companies are required to use authentic software and if there’s any crime they have to report to the police," said Asia Pacific Anti-Piracy of BSA Senior Director Tarun Sawney on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
He said many computer users were unwilling to use authentic software considering the price which more expensive than the pirated one.
However, the Indonesia’s software piracy rate in 2011 decreased by 1% if compared to 2010. (T07/TW)
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