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Friday, May 18
2012, 4:28 PM
The Business Software Alliance estimates the share of Chinese PCs containing pirated software...
The Business Software Alliance estimates the share of Chinese PCs containing pirated software fell to a record low in 2011, and is down 1500 bps since 2003. Unfortunately, the figure still stands at 77%, well above a global average of 42%, and the Asia-Pac average of 53%. The PC industry's growing reliance on China and other emerging markets has dinged Microsoft's (MSFT) consumer Windows and Office sales, both due to higher piracy and lower license fees.