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New Data from BSA/IDC Indicate Piracy Growth

May 17, 2007


BSA/IDC's latest annual report is out and stills shows large losses attributed piracy. I think they nailed it in terms of true root cause for this ,

"a rapid influx of new PC users in the consumer and small-business sectors, the increased availability of pirated software over the Internet, and difficult enforcement and education over sometimes sprawling geographies."

However, the steps they suggest for reducing piracy (i.e., education/awareness, WIPO treated) do not go far enough and do not limit the availability of software piracy. This will require a combination of software protection and licensing.


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Michael Goff

Post written by Michael Goff

Marketing Director at Revulytics
Michael is Marketing Director at Revulytics where he is responsible for corporate marketing, content, and social media. He has helped to educate the industry on the benefits of software usage analytics for compliance and product management through the company's blog and contributed articles in trade publications. Michael was previously a marketing programs manager at The MathWorks and principal at Goff Communications. Michael earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University.