BSA: Global Software Piracy Down Year-over-Year

“The Business Software Alliance, an industry trade group that represents many software vendors, has made stamping out software piracy a major initiative. To that end, it commissions an annual survey of global piracy, performed by IDC. There’s not a whole lot of information about the methods employed in producing those numbers, so it’s difficult to know how reliable they are in absolute terms. But said figures may be valuable for detecting trends, in which case the news is good for the BSA: although piracy remains substantial, it isn’t growing at the rates it once was, and many industrialized countries have seen rates of piracy drop below 25 percent.”

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  1. 2010-05-12 6:06 am