Trade group lists top 10 pirated software

By on February 26, 2008, 12:51 PM
The Software & Information Industry Association released its annual Anti-Piracy year in review this week, noting that it reached its largest piracy settlement yet in a case against Florida Benchmark – which was found using unlicensed software and ended up paying $150,000 – and its first settlement through its Corporate Content Anti-Piracy Program.

Among other things, the SIIA also made a list of the titles most pirated by companies and titles most pirated via the internet, much of which consisted of security tools from Symantec and productivity and design tools from Adobe – makes you wonder if Adobe’s high price points have anything to do with them being a prime piracy target. Check out the lists in full after the jump.
2007 Software Titles Most Frequently Pirated By Companies

1. Symantec Norton Anti-Virus
2. Adobe Acrobat
3. Symantec PC Anywhere
4. Adobe PhotoShop
5. Autodesk AutoCAD
6. Adobe DreamWeaver
7. Roxio Easy CD/DVD Creator
8. Roxio Toast Titanium
9. Ipswitch WS_FTP
10. Nero Ultra Edition

2007 Software Titles Most Frequently Pirated on the Internet

1. McAfee VirusScan
2. Symantec Norton Anti-Virus
3. McAfee Internet Security Suite
4. Intuit TurboTax
5. Adobe Photoshop
6. Adobe Acrobat
7. Intuit Quicken Home and Business
8. Symantec Norton pcAnywhere
9. Symantec Norton Ghost
10. Adobe Creative Suite




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windmill007 said:
What about Windows?? How can you run any of that pirated software with out the pirated OS ;)
victis88 said:
[b]Originally posted by windmill007:[/b][quote]What about Windows?? How can you run any of that pirated software with out the pirated OS ;)[/quote]right i woulda thought windows would top the list
Zelig said:
[b]Originally posted by windmill007:[/b][quote]What about Windows?? How can you run any of that pirated software with out the pirated OS ;)[/quote]Ever tried buying a new computer without Windows?
Rick said:
[b]Originally posted by Zelig:[/b][quote]Ever tried buying a new computer without Windows?[/quote]Ever try buying a computer with the version of Windows you [b]want?[/b] ;)
icye said:
I'm a firm believer of using legit software and if I don't have the money to buy new software, I don't go and use a pirated version. Most pirated programs usually come with trojans and worms that will infect a person's computer.
dustin_ds3000 said:
[b]Originally posted by icye:[/b][quote]I'm a firm believer of using legit software and if I don't have the money to buy new software, I don't go and use a pirated version. Most pirated programs usually come with trojans and worms that will infect a person's computer.[/quote]piratedthats why you need pirated anti-virus, be smart
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