According to software alliance, “more than four out of ten software programs installed on personal computers around the world were stolen, with a commercial value of more than $51 billion.” In this case, not only the revenue of the company is affected by this illegal activity but the economy as well.
The most software firm in different countries has a problem on illegally distributed software. Some of the businesses buy licenses for a limited number of computers and install it to more than the number of computers allocated for them. Piracy has a big impact on the software industry, making it less profitable, that’s why software industries are taking serious actions in protecting their revenues and if piracy will lessen, the economic benefit will increase. It also devalues the work of Software Developers which can lead to loss of jobs. The study shows that lowering software piracy by just 10 percent would create a bigger amount of employment rate.