According to the Business Software Alliance, Chinese software piracy costs American application development firms $7.7 billion per year. However, V.i. Labs says that it can help those firms recover 10 to 25 percent of those lost licensing fees by tracking unlicensed copies of enterprise software. It says that it found 5,000 unlicensed copies of one CAD program in Beijing alone.
V.i. Labs says developers are most successful at recovering fees when they go after companies that are already customers or that have a U.S. presence. In some cases, they can sue pirates in court, but those cases can be difficult to win.