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We analyzed aggregated CodeArmor Intelligence customer data* (the number of unique machines using unpaid software in 2014) to identify the Top 20 countries using pirated or unlicensed software.
|Rank||Country||Change in Rank Since 2013|
|3||United States||(no change)|
|18||United Kingdom||↓ 4|
Looking more closely at the data, we see some interesting points:
Finally, one country that did not make the Top 20, but is interesting to note: Vatican City (also known as the “Holy See”) showed instances of unpaid use. We view this as further proof that even with the best intentions it is easy for users to become victims of piracy without ever knowing they were using unlicensed software!
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*Caveat: These findings are derived from unique machines running unlicensed software titles that range from desktop B2C to higher value B2B software in the engineering, CAD/CAM, and EDA markets. The data is biased toward larger CAD, PLM and EDA installed base deployments.
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Marketing Director at Revulytics
Michael is Marketing Director at Revulytics where he is responsible for corporate marketing, content, and social media. He has helped to educate the industry on the benefits of software usage analytics for compliance and product management through the company's blog and contributed articles in trade publications. Michael was previously a marketing programs manager at The MathWorks and principal at Goff Communications. Michael earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University.
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