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The PC industry is just over 20 years old In those 20 years both the quality and quantity of available software programs have increased dramatically Although approximately 70 of the worldwide market is today supplied by developers in the United States significant development work is occurring in scores of nations around the world But in both the United States and abroad unauthorized copying of personal computer software is a serious problem On average for every authorized copy of personal computer software in use at least one unauthorized copy is made Unauthorized copying is known as software piracy and in 1994 it cost the software industry in excess of US15 billion Piracy is widely practiced and widely tolerated In some countries legal protection for software is nonexistent ie Kuwait in others laws are unclear ie Israel or not enforced with sufficient commitment ie the PRC Significant piracy losses are suffered in virtually every region of the world In some areas ie Indonesia the rate of unauthorized copies is believed to be in excess of 99 Why do People Use Pirated Software A major reason for the use of pirated software is the prices of the REAL thing Just walk into a CompUSA Electronics Boutique Computer City Egghead etc and you will notice the expensive price tags on copies of the most commonly used programs and the hottest games Take the recent Midwest Micro holiday catalogue for example and notice the prices Microsoft Windows 95 94 Microsoft Office 95 224 Microsoft Visual C 250 Borland C 213 Corel Draw 7 229 Corel Office Professional 7 190 Lotus Smartsuite 96 150 Microsoft Flight Simulator95 50 Warcraft 2 30 The list goes on and on and the prices for the programs listed above were only upgrade versions Users of the software listed above include anywhere from large companies like ATT to yourself the average user at home Although a 30 game like Warcraft 2 doesnt seem like much
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