At the halfway point of the campaign, the Philippine results for software legalization came second to Thailand’s and ahead of Vietnam’s and Indonesia’s.
More than half of corporations in the Philippines are still using unlicensed software in their business operations, according to the latest BSA Global Software Survey in 2018.
During its recent budget hearing at the Senate, OMB chief Anselmo Adriano said the agency is a storage-based regulatory office and is powerless when it comes to piracy committed over the Internet.
The Optical Media Board said pirated materials have migrated from optical discs to USBs, SD cards, internal, and external storage devices.
A new study of the content-viewing behavior of Filipino consumers revealed that 34% of consumers use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content.
Ironically, the BSA said the top software products being used illegally by businesses are operating systems and anti-virus solutions.
P103 million worth of optical disks were captured by the Optical Media Board but only cover the period of January to March.