Software Use in a Certain Region
During the period between 2003 and 2007, piratedsoftware users declined abruptly from 5000 to3000,while authorized users increased sharply from4000 to more than 10 000.
Several reasons can account for this phenomenon.
To begin with, compared with pirated software,authorized software can guarantee both highquality and good after-sale service.
Apart from that,authorized software is becomingcheaper and cheaper—
more and more people can afford them as a result.
However, there are still a number of people who buy pirated software, generally for two reasons.
On the one hand, they take it for granted that pirated products are cheaper than authorizedones.
On the other hand, they don’t realize that their behavior will do great harm to the wholesoftware industry and national economy.