C|Net News.com heeft een nieuwsbericht dat ons allen sterkt zal verontrusten: software piracy neemt sterk to dankzij het net . Natuurlijk zitten de collaborateurs van de BSA er weer achter:
The Internet is the fastest growing area for software piracy, which could cost software companies as much as $1 billion a year, according to reports.
Business Software Alliance research shows that the number of European Web site offerings, linked to or discussing pirated software, has risen to 94,832 by the end of December from about 39,000 at the end of April, the Financial Times reported, citing Robert Holleyman, president and chief executive of the BSA.
Worldwide, the number of sites has risen to 900,000 at the end of the year from 200,100 at the end of April, the newspaper reported.
Microsoft, the world's largest software company, is the most valuable business in the Financial Times 500, the U.K. newspaper's annual ranking of companies worldwide, replacing General Electric.