BSA releases new piracy study

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#1

I just posted the article BSA releases new piracy study.

In the yearly tradition, the Business Software Alliance has estimated how much damage piracy did to its industry, this time coming up with $51.4 billion.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/bsa-releases-new-piracy-study-29630/](http://www.myce.com/news/bsa-releases-new-piracy-study-29630/)

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#2

That’s peanuts compared to the money people/companies have lost in time with shitty software they have paid for. Vista POS and McAfee comes to mind straight away and lets not forget Norten’s crap.

Software peaked 5-6 years ago, the stuff that comes out today is not even worth stealing.

Software piracy has gone up in China, what it’s now over a 100%?


#3

I think their figures are way off. I downloaded at least $60 billion in software last year.


#4

[QUOTE=Oz.;2517579]That’s peanuts compared to the money people/companies have lost in time with shitty software they have paid for. Vista POS and McAfee comes to mind straight away and lets not forget Norten’s crap.

Software peaked 5-6 years ago, the stuff that comes out today is not even worth stealing.

Software piracy has gone up in China, what it’s now over a 100%?[/QUOTE]
I know i already have a copy of M$ office 2034, along with M$ Windows 16 Ultimate Super Dooper 256b edition :wink:


#5

ok… so there’s this 51.4 billion that people didn’t spend on whatever it is the pirated. What did they spend on, and if the person had the choice, would they have not bought that and bought the pirated product instead.

ugh… piracy numbers are so inflated. Mostly by the fact not everything downloaded is a lost sale. In fact I bet its a very small fraction. If people had to pay for it, they’d have to give something else up. That doesn’t mean they’d give up that other thing.

Not to mention consuming at a price point of 0, allows infinite consumption. Had these products been paid for, people would of had to deal with budget contraints… while there may be in an infite suppply of downloads, people do not have an infiine supply of dollars.


#6

[QUOTE=JaredNewman;2517513]I just posted the article BSA releases new piracy study.

Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/bsa-releases-new-piracy-study-29630/

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That amount is so dubious and has no real facts to backup those claims even the NGO didn’t even get the accurate those facts how they came up with those dubious numbers.


#7

I bought a Pirate Ship and crew. That’s the future!


#8

I spent all my money sponsoring the pirate party :iagree: