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BSA equates software pirates to Somali pirates

In what may be one of the worst PR pitches I've seen for a while, the Business Software Alliance tries to capitalize on the Easter weekend hostage drama off Somalia.

By Apr. 13, 2009


BSA plays the IP card against the European Commission

The European Commission is opening up to open source and open standards. The BSA couldn't be more frustrated.

By Jul. 5, 2008


Piracy killed the radio star, insists the BSA

The BSA must be good for something. Truth just doesn't happen to be one of them.

By Jan. 23, 2008


Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water...the BSA wants to chat

The Business Software Alliance is earnestly trying to protect its participants from having to learn how to compete in the new world of digital goods. Shame on them.

By Jul. 10, 2007


CIA collecting bulk data on money transfers, reports say

Secret program involving counter-terrorism collects and stores data on cross-border money transfers handled by firms like Western Union, according to reports. Some Americans' data is swept up.

By Nov. 14, 2013


Kaspersky dumps trade group over SOPA

Security firm Kaspersky Lab says it will withdraw from the Business Software Alliance over a Draconian copyright bill.

By Dec. 5, 2011


Software piracy hits record high of $59 billion

Global software piracy has nearly doubled since 2003, according to a study from the Business Software Association, and emerging markets account for the majority of the problem.

By May. 12, 2011


Surprise! Microsoft quietly opposes SOPA copyright bill

Microsoft applauded a Senate bill that aimed to delete "rogue Web sites" from the Internet. But it's drawn the line at the broader Stop Online Piracy Act.

By Nov. 22, 2011


Business Software Alliance makes antipiracy push

The BSA trade group sends 48,000 peer-to-peer-related takedown warnings and asks sites to shut down 18,000 auctions for the first half of this year.

By Oct. 3, 2008


Microsoft kicks off the year of the audit

CIOs would do well to consider open source as a defense against software audits by Microsoft and other increasingly desperate enterprise software vendors.

By Dec. 5, 2008