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Organized Crime Adopts Software Piracy

July 30, 2007

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A anti-piracy raid uncovers organized crime links. Further evidence of how piracy has evolved from a hobby to a an illegal business. Crime syndicates would not be interested in piracy unless it was easy and profitable. There have been other studies that reiforced this. The below chart from UK National Criminal Intelligence Service data in 2004 showed the mark up associated with piracy goods when compared to Heroin and Cocaine was higher and had far lower risk of getting caught.

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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.