2022-12-05 07:12:36
A Detailed Explanation Of How The BSA Misleads With Piracy Stats Uncategorized

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Many years ago I was at a conference on the problem of software piracy in Hong Kong. The HK Customs and Excise Dept (the agency responsible for stopping software piracy) had a reception at their offices. A BSA member noted that virtually everyone in the office was using pirated software on their computers. One of the Dept heads acknowledged as such, but noted that “If we had to pay the inflated prices your companies charge for legal copies, we wouldn’t be able to pay the salaries of the officers who conduct the software piracy raids that your companies request.”

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