Countries that turn a blind eye to software theft, such as the United States, usually have a pirated rate of 50% or more and a higher rate of pirated software than countries that do not. Businesses and individuals in America seem unaware of the aforementioned "pirated" and "actually illegal" statistics on software piracy, as well as the facts on piracy.
Companies that legally purchase software can also protect themselves from unnecessary risks. Not only can they avoid being part of this notorious piracy statistic, but they also avoid legal liability for the software they buy legally.
Previous research on digital piracy could be divided into four groups that attempted to answer four questions, including why people commit them. This study would first answer the second question: Is it about infringement of intellectual property laws (copyright) or should it be researched by regulating and recognising users? The results could have been used to answer other questions: Is it the result of a lack of understanding of the law or a desire to break it, and should regulation or recognition by users be used?
Internet piracy is growing rapidly and the rapid development of technology has made it easier for users to engage in digital piracy, particularly in the form of file sharing. It is a wise decision for a software company or any content management company to use a piracy removal service to increase the revenue.
Recent research on digital piracy is based on explaining their behaviour from a psychological and ethical point of view. Alternatives to copyright are supported by programmers and users alike, but legislative changes limit the number of publicly available works, increasing the incentive to commit piracy.