May 29, 2008 / 22:11

Software copyright violations cost producers $200 mln

About 85 percent of software run o­n personal computers in Vietnam last year was pirated, costing the industry double 2006 figures at US$200 million, according to an international software group

About 85 percent of software run o­n personal computers in Vietnam last year was pirated, costing the industry double 2006 figures at US$200 million, according to an international software group

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced in a report yesterday that the figures for piracy were 3 percent lower than last year.
According to BSA’s director of enforcement for Asia Tarun Sawney, Vietnam is heading in the right direction by improving their intellectual property rights.
The report was based o­n an annual software copyright violation survey carried out by research firm IDC.