Sixty-six percent of business software used on personal computers (PCs) in China is unlicensed. The commercial value of that unlicensed software is $6.8 billion.
In Russia, 62 percent of the business software is unlicensed, with a commercial value of $1.3 billion.
Globally, 37 percent of all business software used on PCs is unlicensed.
According to the Software Alliance, just 15 percent of business software on PCs used in the United States is unlicensed. However, due to the size of the economy and other factors, the commercial value of the unlicensed software is higher than for any other country, at $8.6 billion.
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