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Offline thaiga

Poll: 59 percent of Thais use pirated software
« on: May 22, 2012, 09:41:12 PM »
BANGKOK, 22 May 2012 (NNT) According to survey results by Business Software Alliance (BSA), over 59 percent of computer users in the kingdom admitted to using pirated software on a regular basis.

Findings from the 2011 BSA Global Software Piracy Study showed that 74 percent of those surveyed in Thailand admitted to purchasing illegally obtained software. The survey also revealed that 72 percent of the installed software around Thailand is pirated, with a commercial value of 26 billion baht.

59 percent of the respondents admitted to frequent software license abuse, while 14 percent would purchase pirated software once in a while. Users of pirated software in the country, according to the survey, are aged between 18-44.

BSA spokesperson, Warunee Ratchatapattanakul, said the alliance and related government agencies are launching awareness campaigns, urging computer users to respect software property rights as software piracy hurts the kingdom’s economic growth.

The annual BSA Global Software Piracy Study was conducted in partnership with with International Data Corporation (IDC) and Ipsos Public Affairs. Nearly 15,000 computer users across 33 countries participated in the survey.
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sicho

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Re: Poll: 59 percent of Thais use pirated software
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 09:45:51 PM »
Nearly 15,000 computer users across 33 countries participated in the survey.

We used a term at work - 'meaningful statistics'.
 

Lebowski

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Re: Poll: 59 percent of Thais use pirated software
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 11:41:14 PM »
59% huh......bit low imo.  ::)
 

sicho

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Re: Poll: 59 percent of Thais use pirated software
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 07:46:16 AM »
The 59% are the ones stupid enough to admit to it.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Poll: 59 percent of Thais use pirated software
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 07:48:24 AM »
If you've got only one freeware program like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Filezilla etc. installed on your PC, there's no reason to admit to frequent software license abuse. ;)
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sicho

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Re: Poll: 59 percent of Thais use pirated software
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 08:23:35 AM »
I understand from Microsoft users that it's difficult to buy legal Windows software here, even if they wanted to. Until, that is, they try to install a security upgrade and them Microsoft shows them how!
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Poll: 59 percent of Thais use pirated software
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 08:42:41 AM »
Not difficult at all! I had bought originals of Windows XP (Home Ed.), Windows Vista (Basic) and Windows 7 (Home Premium), all as OEM versions, for each around THB 3,5 - 4 k in Korat. OEM versions can be activated on one computer only; you cannot transfer them to another. But I do agree that other versions you can transfer or professional or ultimate versions aren't always in stock at every shop. Copies are much easier to get.

And then there is the problem that most computer shop attendants aren't able to advise you on which version suits your needs and computer, whether 32-bit or 64-bit etc. So you might end up buying one that turns out not fitting your computer well or being insufficient for you. But you can't return it once you opened the box or even activated it on your computer. The copies for less than 1/10 give you the possibility to try what suits you and your computer best. But why buy an orginal then and go through all the installing again, after you finally installed everything working fine? That's where Microsoft's "offers" to legalize it at an update come in handy. They know what they're doing at Microsoft! If you don't know how to counter their business tricks, bad luck for you!

Let's say, in the case of Windows there are plenty of Thais who know how to keep removing the WAT (the nagging screen that in case of an unactivated copy Microsoft let's appear on your computer periodically after updates).  ;)
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