Wed, 30 Jun 2010


JAKARTA, June 30 (Bernama) -- A software piracy watchdog official said that the rate of software piracy in Indonesia will be rising this year following the increasing need of computer software, causing losses up to US$900 million, local media reported Wednesday.

Indonesia representative of Business Software Alliance (BSA) Donny Sheyopputra said that the most pirated software in Indonesia were Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Autodesk Application, antivirus and photo editing application, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

According to Donny, software piracy in Indonesia mostly conducted by end-user stage, no indication on massive software piracy production conducted by retailers nor unruly producers.

He added that Indonesia will see high level of software piracy rate from year to year with span of difference at a range of one or two percent each year.

Citing to the result of a recent research carried out by International Data Corporation (IDC) in Indonesia, Donny said that 80 percent of each 100 computer softwares installed here were apparently unlicensed products, the Bisnis Indonesia reported.

BSA is an alliance agency established by world's prominent software producers that consisted of among others Microsoft, Apple, Autodesk, Adobe, Corel and Symantec.