Using of Licensed Software Soared in 2011

The year 2011 witnessed a remarkable advancement in using licensed software with the amount of licensed software installed on the computer increase by the annual rate of 20%, according to the 2011 China Software Piracy Survey issued recently and all these achievements were attributed to Chinese government's concentrated efforts to advance the special campaign against IPR infringement and counterfeiting. 

The survey shows that the amount-based piracy rate dropped to 11.8%, less than that of 2010. The charged software-based piracy rate dropped from 41% in 2010 to 38% in 2011. Piracy rate of all types of software dropped to varying degrees. Piracy rates of applications for information security, offices and operating system dropped from 45%, 59% and 25% in 2010 to 39%, 55% and 24% in 2011 respectively.

With the downward trend of piracy rate, the survey group offered proposals to promote healthy development of software industry that policies to be formulated to encourage and popularize usage of authorized software, price strategy to be drawn up to promote applications upgrading, effective measures to be adopted to support developing novel business model, promoting domestic software industry development and the healthy competition among the industry, propaganda and education to enhance IPR awareness among the public should be strengthen. 

(China IP News)