Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Piracy

Submission + - BSA piracy study 'exaggerating $63bn losses' (computerworlduk.com)

Qedward writes: In open source guru Glyn Moody's latest Open Enterprise blog, Glyn slates the annual report by the Business Software Alliance — the 'Shadow Market' — and its figures for how much is 'lost' by pirated software.

Excerpt:

"The reality is that unauthorised copies are not only "costing" Western software companies far less than $63.4bn, but that this loss is almost entirely self-inflicted because of inappropriate pricing strategies in the emerging economies. BSA members could turn a problem into an opportunity overnight if they so wished, but they choose not to — that's the real story, not the big, scary numbers that are churned out each year but that actually mean nothing."

Slashdot Top Deals

"How do I love thee? My accumulator overflows."

Working...