Ukraine ranks second in the world’s IT-piracy community

PiratesIn the global ranking of the software piracy countries Moldova tops the list with Ukraine that follows, according to Dmytro Shymkiv, CEO of Microsoft Ukraine.

The corporate segment in Ukraine has 45% piracy rate, while the lowest piracy businesses are telecom market (2%) and banking systems (40-20%).

The most popular product among the Ukrainian pirates is a soft for a game console X-Box (above 90% illegal stuff). Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows are No.2 and No.3.

According to Microsoft Ukraine, total losses that Ukraine has from pirates’ activities in the form of direct taxes equalls to about 100 million dollars per year.

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