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anti-piracy study walk the plank? - Mark Cox (eChannelLine) [April 27, 2011] -
May 25, 2012
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"The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has been a long time stalwart in the fight against software piracy, and in their 2010 BSA-IDC "Piracy Impact Study: The Economic Benefits of Reducing Software Piracy," they maintained a 10% reduction in software piracy over a four-year period in the 42 countries studied would produce $142 billion in new economic activity, generate $32 billion in new tax revenues, and add 500,000 new high-tech jobs. Yet recently Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner of Scott & Scott, LLP, said that the study was misleading and inaccurate, and provides a skewed basis for understanding piracy and its impact. Full disclosure here. Scott & Scott is not exactly a neutral observer on this topic. "They have built an entire practise on defending companies that we are in settlement conversations with," said Rodger Correa, BSA's compliance marketing director. But what exactly is Scott's case? And can he support it?" -
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