A study has shown that 27% of the software currently in use in the United Kingdom is pirated, sparking calls to target software pirates more strongly within the UK. The 27% figure has remained steady for the last two years.
It is well below the global average of 35 per cent. The study was run by an anti-piracy lobbyist group, the Business Software Alliance, which also found that software piracy costs the industry £1 billion annually.
A spokesperson for the Alliance said: "This is a serious issue. It's not affecting just businesses but everyone down the line.”