Czech Software Piracy Rate Drops to 40%

Law360, New York (October 12, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The share of pirated software in the Czech Republic dropped to 40% this year from 44% last year, CTK Business News reported, citing estimates from the police. About ten years ago, software firms estimated that 60% of the software used in the Czech Republic was pirated.

Police uncovered the most copyright infringement cases in 2001, at 1,680. Last year there were 920 cases; and in the first half of this year, only 200. A police official estimated that the total number of cases by the end...
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