Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Pirated Software Drops in Korea

A government body called "Program Deliberation and Mediation Committee" (likely a bad translation) announced that in 2005 the percentage of programs in use that are pirated dropped for a third year. The current rate is 32%.  By user 16% of businesses and 43.4% of households used pirated software. For businesses the most popular pirated programs were utility and maintenance programs. Households tended to steal multimedia software, graphics and CAD, and web development tools.

Now that is the article I read. What I do not understand is most of the pirated software for "Households" are business applications. As I mentioned before about flawed polling methodologies being rampant in Korea, I wonder they are defining a "business" versus a "Household".


At January 18, 2006 3:15 PM, Blogger Alex said...

I live in an officetel; next door is a server farm and across the hall is a "Wellbeing Seoul" company that sells exercise equipment. Talk about a blurred sense of home and business!

I know a guy who runs his own passport-visa business out of an officetel. The best part of going to work? He rolls up his bed, opens his front door and sits down at his desk. His commute time is six feet.

At January 29, 2006 9:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

piratted softwares?!?! He ripped me off the pc in the camp casey.


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