Software Piracy Related To Intelligence, Say Researchers

Software piracy is a major issue across the world, costing businesses a big deal of money. A new study on software piracy reveals that countries with high cognitive intelligence face lesser issues of software piracy. The recent paper titled ‘Intelligence and Crime: A novel evidence for software piracy’ by three researchers from Germany’s MPRA correlates national intelligence, expressed in average national IQ points, with software piracy. The researchers have obtained data from 102 countries in 2011. They inferred that countries with ‘higher intelligence’ show lower levels of software piracy as compared to...