The BSA also commissioned a separate opinion survey of users in 32 countries, which uncovered what it said were widespread misconceptions about software licensing.
Although 81% of respondents in all countries valued legal software highly, many users in developing countries believed that it was still legal to install multiple copies of a program from only once license.
"What it interesting is the level of ignorance about piracy," said Swan. "A lot of piracy is negligence rather than deliberate wrongdoing."
The full 2010 Piracy Study, including detailed country and regional breakdowns, can be downloaded from the BSA web site.
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