I was a reporter at Computerworld two years ago when I wrote a pair of pieces, 'Fighting Software Piracy with Shaky Studies, and "Study says reducing piracy enriches Microsoft's partners," that strongly questioned the methodology of the BSA and our sister firm, IDC. Computerworld and IDC,are both owned by IDG. For anyone wondering, no, none of my editors tried to censor or softpedal my pieces.
Mike does a great service by continuing to bang on this drum. For an in-depth academic rebuttal of the BSA/IDC studies, check out the Singapore professor Ivan Png that I quoted.
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