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Malaysia in a software bind

Piracy hits $12 billion worldwide

KUALA LUMPUR — Piracy in Malaysia accounted for $84 million in losses to the software industry last year, according to Business Software Alliance regional G.M. Roland Chan.

Study was conducted by the Intl. Planning and Research Corp. for the BSA and Software & Information Industry Assn. BSA represents the leading publishers of business software in 65 countries. According to the study, piracy losses exceeded $12 billion worldwide in 1999 and topped $59 billion during the past five years.

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