Study: USD35m Jordan Losses off Software Piracy

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AMMAN —Al Ghad— A recent global study by the Software Alliance, BSA, uncovered that software piracy and bootlegging in the Jordanian IT market, by Jordanian users, incurred some USD35 million in 2015, considered lost revenue for global software businesses that produce the software illegally circulated in Jordan, as well as for the Jordanian government in terms of taxation and fees collectable on otherwise legal sale of pirated programmes.

The study, conducted every two years, indicates losses in the local market off software piracy have decreased by around USD100 million, compared to the losses cited in the 2013 publication, at around USD135 million, due to the cited regression in the illegal use of pirated software in Jordan by 56 per cent, in 2015.