A Tale of Two Markets

posted by in Compliance and Enforcement May 17, 2012

It’s not every day that someone freely admits to criminal behavior. Traffic tickets aside, few people are brazen enough to acknowledge serious crimes. Yet in BSA’s ninth annual Global Software Piracy Study, more than half of the world’s computer users readily concede they steal software. Some users say they acquire unlicensed applications all or most […]

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Shadow Market: BSA’s 2011 Global Software Piracy Study

posted by in Compliance and Enforcement May 15, 2012

BSA today released the ninth edition of our Global Software Piracy Study — and in it, we have plowed new ground. This year’s study marks the first time anyone has directly asked a large sample of computer users around the world, “How often do you acquire pirated software?” The answers people have given to that […]

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Software Piracy Leaps to Record $59 Billion in 2010

posted by in Compliance and Enforcement May 12, 2011

The software industry is being robbed blind. That is the main conclusion I draw from the newly released 2010 BSA Global Software Piracy Study, which is available with a rich, interactive presentation of the latest data at www.bsa.org/globalstudy. Theft of software for personal computers leapt 14 percent around the world last year to a new […]

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