Pakistan on Third Spot Among Countries Using Most Unlicensed Software

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The Spectator Index has given a ranking as per which Pakistan lies on the third spot among nations using most unlicensed software in the world.

Owing to the sales of pirated computer software, firms losses billions of dollars because of the misuse of licensing or from the distribution of pirated computer programs.

The list has been complied after gathering data from the BSA—the Software Alliance.

According to the report, 83 per cent of the computers in Pakistan use unlicensed software. The ranking has placed a Latin American nation—Venezuela on the topmost spot.

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The report mentions that 89 percent of the computers in Venezuela uses unauthorized programs, while Indonesia is on the second spot in the ranking with 83 per cent of unlicensed software.

Nigeria an African nation has been placed just next to Pakistan on the fourth place with 80 per cent and Vietnam on the fifth spot with a score of 74 per cent.

Other nations included in the list are:






Saudi Arabia—47%




United Kingdom—21%



Japan and the United States of America remain nations with minimal use of pirated or unlicensed software programs in the world having just 16 or 15 per cent of such computers, respectively.

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