Zim tops in software piracy

ZIMBABWE has been ranked as the country with the highest rate of computer software piracy in Africa, according to a survey by the South African-based research organisation, Business Software Alliance (BSA).
An annual report compiled by the BSA released last month showed Zimbabwe was rated nu

mber four in the world with 91% of the software on the market being pirated.
BSA said Zimbabwe had been losing at least US$6 million per annum since 2003 to software pirates.
Cameroon ranked 10th with 84%, Zambia ranked 14th with 82%, Ivory Coast ranked 16th with 82% and Nigeria ranked 18th.
The research did not say which countries had the highest piracy rates in the world, but in 2005 Vietnam jointly led the rankings with Zimbabwe with 90% piracy rates.

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