This is the title of a new paper by Selahattin Imrohoroglu and Nao Sudo.
Archive for January 20th, 2011
David Leonhardt of NYT points to this interesting way of estimating software piracy in China.
There is a belief that China is a leader in software piracy. But this is just a hypothesis. How can you test it?
Leonhardt says look at the sales of hardware vs software. China is 2nd in the hardware list ($64.4 bn) and 8th in the software industry ($5.4 bn). The difference is too large – $ 59 bn. It implies China is buying its computer hardware and copying much of its computer software.
The post led to some interesting comments: