The use of unlicensed software by local organisations has dropped by 2 points since 2016, says the 2018 Global Software Survey.
The ramifications of not protecting software and technology developments can be costly.
A global study finds SA has made strides in its cloud computing policies, as Russia and China fall behind.
While the policy has noble goals, its impact could have the opposite effect, says BSA.
Victoria Espinel has a wealth of knowledge in intellectual property and trade issues, says BSA.
Companies operating in the engineering, graphics and advertising sectors are the top offenders, says the BSA.
The country slips four spots to 47 in the IT Industry Competitiveness Index.
SA is the 25th highest country in the world for purchasing pirated software, says BSA.
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Most of the money paid locally for software licences gets repatriated abroad, widening the country's current account deficit, and not necessarily boosting the local economy.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has welcomed the issue of a new software asset management standard.
A total of 188 companies face investigation after failing to register during the Business Software Alliance (BSA) truce on software piracy.