Business Software Alliance, “Shadow Market: 2011 BSA Global Software Piracy Study” (2012)

The commercial value of the “shadow market” of globally pirated software climbed from $58.8 billion in 2010 to $63.4 billion in 2011. The study by the Business Software Alliance estimates that the global piracy rate is 42%. The EU rate was judged to be 33%, Japan’s is 21%, and the U.S. rate is 19%. However, the piracy rate for emerging economies is over 68%. India’s piracy rate is 63% (a 9% decline over the last decade), Russia’s rate is 63% (a 24% decline), and Indonesia’s rate is 85%.