Combined investigations & observations led to the success! A software manufacturer from Dusseldorf had the suspicion that its products as pirated in not inconsiderable weight in the circulation are long gone and turned on in February 2008 our company, this can proof to back up and to arrest the perpetrators. Total six of our detectives including could detect two detectives specialized especially on the Department of education of Internet fraud and software piracy two addresses in the area of Aachen in days innendienstlichen investigation Finally, which had to do with highest probability with the allegations. Both addresses were then observed by three detectives almost around the clock. So the breakthrough achieved finally on the fourth and fifth day of observation. It managed to secure after all Visual evidence, that three residents at the two addresses people in rented rooms in an adjacent industrial zone jointly performed the actual software piracy and illegally copied discs then shipped by courier service to the customer. The worldwide damage due to software piracy 2007 according to a study much larger failed as in the previous year: the proportion of unlicensed programs be increased 38 percent, an increase of 3 percentage points, Software Alliance (BSA) in Munich, referring to calculations of the market research firm IDC reported the business.
The loss of revenue thus amounted to US$ 48 billion (plus $8 billion). Piracy have increased especially in the emerging markets. In the EU, however, the trend was declining. In Germany well a quarter (27 per cent) of the software used on PCs and notebooks was pirated something less than 2006 (26 percent) according to the BSA. The damage amounted to alone in Germany equivalent of 1.33 billion euros.