An article from the JoongAng Daily looks at data from a joint study by the Washington D.C.-based Business Software Alliance – an international trade organization – and Massachusetts IT research firm IDC and it appears that software piracy in Korea is declining. However, it seems as if software piracy worldwide is on the rise.
The winner? Why the former Soviet state of Georgia at 95%! China is said to be improving, but 79% of its software is still pirated. The U.S. and Japan top the list as the most honest (20 to 21%) and Korea is somewhere in the middle at 41%, but below the worldwide average of 43%. For the Asia/Pacific region, Korea is actually in the upper third. Full study is here.