South of France Capital of EU Software Piracy
March 1, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ The southwest region of France has, far and way, the largest percentage of software piracy incidents in the EU, according to a new study.
Almost half of the software in the southwest of France is thought to be pirated. France, in general, is believed to have a 2-in-5 rate of illegal-to-legal software. In countries such as the UK and Germany, a little more than 25% of all software is pirated.
Although one could point to several reasons for the eye-opening amount of pirated software, France’s attitude toward Internet control, which has made it one of the more oppressive governments in the EU toward technology, is often cited by proud pirates as their driving force behind theft.
As CeriseClub, a French Internet company, told The Times, “The French take a sly pleasure in getting round all the systems put in place, and it’s very difficult to persuade them to do otherwise.”
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