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BSA loves irony, disproves link between piracy and malware

I know, sometimes it's hard to believe that the "BS" in BSA stands for business software when they publish reports like the one Wired shared with us this week. Entitled Software Piracy on the Internet: A Threat to Your Security, the BSA's latest tour de force is fine example of propaganda gone wrong. Wired highlights this quote from the report: "Globally, there is a significant evidence to...

Study: 41% of all PC software installed is pirated

If you live in the US, you live in a country where about 20% of all software installed on PCs is pirated. Globally that number jumps to 41%. At least, that's the finding of a study from IDC and the Business Software Alliance. The study claims that the piracy rate actually fell in most of the 110 countries studied, but because PC shipments grew the most in countries like China and India with high...

Study finds global piracy rates hold fast at 35%, Russian and Chinese scallawags belay a bit

The fourth annual Global Piracy Study, conducted by tech market research company IDC on behalf of the Business Software Alliance, was released this morning. The researchers estimate that again this year, 35% of all software on PCs worldwide is pirated. This is despite claimed advances in legitimate sales in traditional problem areas like China, where the government's decision to license...

Don't copy that floppy

The MPAA recently ran a contest which pitted college and high school students against each other in a battle royale to produce the most striking anti-piracy PSA. The winners are fairly unimpressive, but watching the winning video made me think about anti-piracy PSA's from the past. Leave it to YouTube; This may be the cheesiest 10 minutes of anti-piracy propaganda footage ever. "Don't Copy That...

Microsoft takes aim at license dodging users

Companies with Volume License Keys (VLKs) should watch out, according to recent statements from Microsoft's license police monitors. Spokespeople for Microsoft say they're on the lookout for situations which don't add up, such as companies with several server licenses and a few hundred employees but with only a small number of client access licenses. According to PC Advisor magazine, a popular...