Software piracy is the unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted software. When you purchase software, you are actually purchasing a license to use it, not the actual software. The license is what tells you how many times you can install the software. If you make more copies of the software than the license permits, you are breaking the law. Whether you are copying, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies of software onto personal or work computers, you are committing software piracy.
No specific industries are targeted for software piracy raids. The authorities enforce the Thai Copyright Act among companies of all sizes in a wide variety of industries. Large, medium and small enterprises in all parts of Thailand are expected to follow the Thai Copyright Act by using genuine software. No specific industry or industries are targeted. This is a call to businesses in all industries to legalize any unlicensed software they have.
According to the latest IDC Global Software Piracy Study, the software piracy rate in Thailand is 69%.