BSA Releases Annual Report

The Business Software Alliance has released its annual global software piracy report.  Some object to study's methodology, but note that the BSA reports that Canada is among the 20 countries with the lowest piracy rates worldwide, ranking far lower than many European countries such as France, Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Italy.


  1. Dorkmaster Flek says:

    So when do we get to show this to the government as a counterargument to the crap spewed forth by our Canadian-but-really-US copyright lobby? 😛

  2. Rob Harmer says:

    For years there have been industry surveys (annually since the mid 1990s) that talk about how much the software, music and movie industry is “losing due to piracy”.
    The stats are rubbery and in reality are pitching at the wrong layers of management.
    Many do NOT believe the statistics being used by these industry surveys, hence they tend to ignore the advice of the BSA.
    “Really, it’s not really that important how much the software, fonts, music and movie industry is losing, but what should be relevant is “by how much more” organizations could improve their bottom line and cash flow by paying attention to the real facts! Until you check out your systems you won’t know!”
    Other areas that need to be looked at cover Fonts (that are also subject to license compliance issues, the same as software) plus music and movie files all of which carry risks and exposure from anti-piracy authorities worldwide.
    Further Information: [ link ]