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The software piracy rate in Lebanon remained nearly unchanged in 2015 at 70 percent compared to 71 percent in 2013, according to the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance, as reported by Lebanon This Week, an economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group.The report added that globally, Lebanon's software piracy rate was similar to that of China, and was higher than rates in Argentina (69 percent), Thailand (69 percent) and Ecuador (68 percent) and lower than rates in Albania (73 percent), Kazakhstan (73 percent) and Panama (72 percent).It said that software piracy-related losses in Lebanon totaled $65 million in 2015, unchanged from 2013 and compared to losses of $52 million in 2011 and $46 million in 2009 .
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