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THE USE of illegal software in Slovakia has been declining for the last three years and in 2010 the piracy rate dropped by one percentage point, according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

THE USE of illegal software in Slovakia has been declining for the last three years and in 2010 the piracy rate dropped by one percentage point, according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

“In Slovakia, 42 percent of the software was used illegally in 2010, and that is exactly the global average,” stated Slávka Šikurová, the BSA’s spokesperson, on the alliance’s website in Slovakia. “Due to piracy, producers of software lost sales of €48 million [in Slovakia] and the state lost tax revenue from the sale of software.”

The worldwide software-piracy study for 2010, published by BSA in cooperation with the IDC company, reported that the average piracy rate was 35 percent in the European Union and 42 percent worldwide.

Šikurová wrote that software firms are winning the fight against piracy in Slovakia even though its victory is not unequivocal and is not occurring at all fronts.

“BSA is successful mainly in cleansing the corporate sector [of piracy],” Šikurová stated.


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