Confiscated illegal software in November increases 53.3% y-o-y

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Brazilian authorities seized 297,936 illegal copies of software in November, online news source IT Web reported, citing local software industry association Abes.

The figure represents a 53.3% increase from November 2010, when a total of 138,926 illegal copies were confiscated.

It is estimated that the illegal products seized could have cost the legitimate software sector some 62mn reais (US$33.5mn) in losses.

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Rio de Janeiro state saw the largest amount of confiscated software during the month, at 256,393 units, followed by Foz do Iguaçu in Paraná state with 30,354 and São Paulo with 11,189.

Local authorities carried out 51 raids in the states' main shopping centers during the month.