There’s a $46.3 Billion problem in the software industry as 37% of the global population doesn’t pay for software’s. However, in mature markets, 83% of unlicensed users are legally inclined victims of software piracy who will pay for software.
Software Piracy hotspots
Here is a compiled list of top 10 Software License Misuse and Piracy Hotspots around the globe for 2021.
8. United States
9. South Korea
How much is software piracy costing?
If we add 10 more countries riddled with software piracy such as Vietnam, Taiwan, Iran, Hong Kong, Brazil, Turkey, Peru, Romania, Hungary, Morocco and select all the countries on the basis of strong IP laws there is a $17.1 billion new license revenue opportunity for software vendors.
How to recover software piracy costs?
The best outcomes come from regional plans for raising cash from unauthorized software use. While “inside sales” is effective in North America and Western Europe, raids involving government agencies are more effective in certain Asian countries.
Why are some countries hard to sanction?
This may or may not be surprising given that Iran is a sanctioned destination. Having access to data like this makes it easier for software vendors to identify and handle these concerns, particularly in cases where licensed customers have installed software in Iran in violation of their license or export control restrictions.
Some activities have moved to countries like Vietnam as a result of recent actions targeting China, and infringement data that reflects these movements. While there was a drop in infringements in the apparel industry in Vietnam early in the pandemic, it has since rebounded as those manufacturers have switched to making personal protective equipment (PPE), which is all good news for customers who have seen successful compliance programs in countries like Vietnam and South Korea.
Russia maintains its position at the top of the list. The reason being it is a difficult region for licensing compliance.
During the pandemic, India’s compliance efforts were hampered. In past years, software vendors in India saw strong compliance results, but Covid and the necessity to quarantine have harmed the in-person aspect of those programs and procedures. It is also noticed that license compliance procedures are more difficult to implement in countries with political problems.
Onsist fights Online Piracy
One of the best ways to counter Digital Media Piracy is to enlist the help of Online Piracy agencies such as Onsist. Onsist has been battling online piracy for the last decade.
Here is how Onsist has protected Lezhin Comics from South Korean online piracy.
‘Stop Losing Your Revenue to Piracy’ has always been the motto of Onsist, using advanced automated tools to report and takedown illegal online videos such as popular movies or tv series, helping streamers to go back to the source of the contents.
The vision of Onsist has always been to protect brands from all over the world against online theft and piracy. Onsist wants people not to fear losing their content to pirates, counterfeiters and other digital threats.
Onsist finds and removes illegal copies of your content and protects your revenue with anti-piracy protection.
Find pirated content in three ways
- Monitoring Engines
Anti-Piracy Engines that will crawl the web for infringements 24/7
- Piracy Database
A database of scraped piracy sites for easy content detection
- Trained Experts
Experts to manually reach places a bot cannot
Report and remove content when it’s found
- Send Out Notices
Illegal content is reported to the infringing sites
- Contact hosting
Hosting providers will be notified of infringements
- Clean up search engines
Google, Bing, and other search engines will be cleaned
Report The Results
Get notified of findings and removals
- Live Statistics
Get live feedback on found and reported infringements
- Detailed Results
Check out the status of each and every URL that’s found
- Weekly Reports
Receive weekly reports on what’s been found and removed