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Software piracy not linked to recession

InformationAge - The worldwide net worth of pirated software was static in 2009 despite downturn, study shows The global value of pirated software stayed roughly static in 2009, according to research by the Business Software Alliance, counfounding expectations that the recession would drive piracy. Research by the non-profit trade association and market analyst IDC found that after correcting for fluctuations in currency exchange rates, the worldwide total value remained relatively unchanged at $51.4 billion.