China's software industry under threat from piracy

A survey of software enterprises in China found that 26 per cent believed illicit copying, sharing and unauthorised installation of software is the most significant barrier to further growth of the industry. The People's Daily did not identify the source of the survey.

The survey found 19.6 per cent of software companies believe lack of money is the biggest impediment to the growth of China's software industry.

The industry by 1999 had grown to more than 37 times its size in the early 1990s, to 17.6 billion renminbi ($US2.13 billion) in 1999 from just 460 million renminbi in 1991, according to the study.

According to its annual report on software piracy in Asia, the Business Software Alliance ranked China as the number two worst nation in Asia in 1999 for piracy with a rate of 91 per cent.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Stephen Lawson

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?