Down from $284 to $240 in Middle East????? I had no idea it was THAT big a problem. Wonder what it is in the US? And how can they tell. Do they take a poll and ask people if they're using pirated software?<br><br>No wonder application/software mfgrs charge such high prices for stuff like PhotoShop and Quark. Or, do you think if they cracked down on pirating, mfgrs/could would lower their prices?<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Software piracy down in the Middle East<br>May 21 - 08:15 ET: Reuters is reporting this morning that software piracy in the Middle East declined for the first time in 2000, thanks to the efforts of governments cracking down on illegal copies of software. The Business Software Alliance said in a report total losses for the industry from piracy in the Middle East narrowed to US$240 million in 2000 from $284 million in 1999.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p><br><br><br>* * * * * * * * ** * * *<br>Kate<br>