Canada comes in at 32%. The remaining countries (no rates are listed for Algeria, Israel, or Venezuela):
Country BSA Claimed Piracy Rate Argentina 75% Chile 66% India 66% Indonesia 86% Pakistan 85% China 79% Russia 70% Thailand 76%
Not only is Canada not even remotely close to any other country on the list, it has the lowest software piracy rate of any of the 46 countries in the entire Special 301 Report.
And this is ignoring the fact that the claims made by the BSA are afterward subject to dispute — this is merely the raw percentage of claims! The article goes on to describe all the ways we prosecute people infringing on imaginary property. So not only are we paying a levy on every blank media sold (whether you’re a pirate or not!), we’re much less guilty of these “crimes” than these other countries that infringe with impunity. So, why is Canada being targeted? Could it have something to do with the festering trade dispute over lumber, and the various attempts to “secure” (read: close) the US-Canadian border over the years, ever since America went all paranoid-schizophrenic over 9/11?