Chile records highest software piracy rate in OECD

- Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chile records highest software piracy rate in OECD

Chile has the highest rate of software piracy among countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to a Business Software Alliance (BSA) press release.

According to data from IT consultancy IDC, Chile's software piracy rate is currently at 64%, followed by 63% in Turkey, 60% in Mexico and 58% in Greece. The US has the lowest rate of piracy among OECD member countries at 20%, while the average for the organization is 36%.

Still, Chile saw improvements in its piracy rate since joining the OECD a year ago, with the figure decreasing from 67%.

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Chile's three-percentage point drop during the year was the largest piracy reduction among OECD countries along with Canada, which saw its rate drop from 32% to 29% in the same time period.