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Software pirates should offer up more booty, says BSA

Software companies should be entitled to bigger damages for the use of copied software, industry lobby group the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has said. Damages law needs to be changed so that companies are entitled to damages greater than the current rate of the equivalent to the cost of the software which has been copied, …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 May 2011
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The BSA's fading twentieth-century piracy fight

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has been wringing its hands about software piracy since 1988, but victory may soon be at hand. No, not because pesky pirates are about to come clean, but rather because the BSA's twentieth-century battle is about to get steamrollered by twenty-first century software practices. The web and its …
Matt Asay, 24 Sep 2010
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Software piracy down, but piracy losses up

More than a quarter (27 per cent) of software in use in UK last year was pirated. The figure is down two percentage points from 29 per cent in 2003, but still represents a huge loss to software developers according to a global software piracy study by IDC, sponsored by the Business Software Alliance (BSA). Thirty-five percent …
John Leyden, 18 May 2005
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Developing world buoys up software pirates

Software piracy in the UK has fallen for the first time in three years, albeit slightly. However, the worldwide counterfeit software rate climbed to 38 per cent in 2007. A survey conducted by analyst firm IDC on behalf of The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has shown that, despite huge efforts from the likes of Microsoft and …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 May 2008
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Mississippi tops software piracy roll of shame

Mississippi flouts software licensing regulations more than any other state in the Union. Almost half (48.7 per cent) of the business software used in the southern state is pirated, according to a state-by-state study commissioned by the Business Software Alliance and conducted last year. By comparison, New York's business are …
John Leyden, 04 Nov 2002
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Software pirates put sizeable dent in UK economy

The UK is missing out on more than £1bn in lost taxes and the creation of over 13,000 new high-paying jobs over four years if we all took software piracy more seriously, according to a new report. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) claimed today in its annual "Global Software Piracy Study" – which was carried out by analyst …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jan 2008
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BSA in Euro piracy crack-down

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is tocrack-down on even more businesses using illegal software. The BSA's decision to get tough with a "hard core of businesses" which think they are "beyond the law" follows hard on the heels of a report into the alleged global rise of software piracy. In particular, the BSA wants to …
Tim Richardson, 18 Jun 2002
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Software pirates cost industry $11 billion

Global software piracy is on the increase costing the industry almost $11 billion*. The worst offender is Vietnam where an estimated 97 per cent of all software is unlicensed. It was followed by other offenders including China where 94 per cent of software is illegal, Indonesia (89 per cent), Ukraine (89 per cent) and Russia ( …
Tim Richardson, 10 Jun 2002
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MS piracy losses claims don't stack up

In trying to scare consumers, businesses, governments and institutions into having licensed software, Microsoft is making unsupportable claims about the jobs that it says have been displaced as a consequence of the piracy, and the ensuing loss of taxes to the state or country. Microsoft's new anti-piracy campaign is being so …
Graham Lea, 19 Oct 1999