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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Anti-Piracy Outfit Calls to Arrest Half the World

Anti-Piracy Outfit Calls to Arrest Half the World

Anti-Piracy Outfit Calls to Arrest Half the World

Added: Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The BSA has published another study which contains the usual statistical nightmares, specifically designed to frighten politicians into locking up more people.


The publication claims that 50% of Internet users are copyright infringers and have installed unlicensed software. The 9th annual Global Software Piracy Study has revealed a sharp increase in software piracy, particularly among emerging economies. The anti-piracy outfit said that in the United Kingdom over 25% programs users installed last year were unlicensed.

The survey involved 15,000 PC users from 33 countries across the globe, and 57% of them admitted to unlicensed software use, which is an increase of 42% from the year before. The outfit estimates that the global annual cost of software piracy is somewhere $63.4 billion.

However, the United Kingdom is still below the global average, with only 27% of PC users admitting they have got software illegally in 2011. As far as the anti-piracy outfit is concerned, that means that the industry lost around £1.2 billion. The BSA explained that the United Kingdom is in a double dip recession and believes that it is very important to protect the entertainment industry’s intellectual property and its contribution to the economy. However, the outfit didn’t seem to think that the recession could become the cause of piracy and that its products were now too expensive.

Moreover, the BSA ignored the fact that the more expensive the content is, the more likely it’s to be pirated. This is born out by the fact that piracy is more widespread in developing countries, because people there are broke. Instead, the BSA says that the penalties for piracy are not very strict. According to the results of its survey, over 3/4 of British users surveyed don’t think the risk of getting caught is an effective deterrent to piracy.

The anti-piracy outfit is now calling for a stronger damages legislation, which includes double damages, in order to stop the increase in unauthorized software use. As a result, general counsel at Federation Against Software Theft called for the government to introduce new legislation which could make it easier for the entertainment industry to lock up pirates.

Meanwhile, this problem has another side which the industry hasn’t worked out yet. In fact, if over 50% of the world are pirates, then democratically they are in the majority! The conclusions are up to you…

May 26th,2012

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Date:  Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Comments (14) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-05-26 17:48:34)
lune avatarif that's what is going to happen, arrest the half of the world, im gonna cut off my internet and sell my computer, and then get closed to the world of the internet

posted by (2012-05-26 18:30:38)
No avatarNO we should go out and strike back

posted by Blocked (2012-05-26 19:32:45)
No avatarfukc this sith

posted by (2012-05-26 19:45:11)
hrg avatarmore bollocks the facts are if you have a little bit of common sense when downloading these people cant do didly squat so do worry, make sure you get a program like super hide ip or a vpn ect and spend a little time just checking online to make sure its set up properly, 20 min of your life to stop these pain in the a*s little rats being able to do didly about it.

posted by Turtle (2012-05-26 20:57:49)
No avatar"The outfit estimates that the global annual cost of software piracy is somewhere $63.4 billion."

Maybe they should just write those estimated-and-entirely-imaginary losses off, the same way countries are writing off the very-massive-and-very-real taxes owed by large corporations, hmm?

posted by Blocked (2012-05-26 22:12:54)
menahunie avatarthey base their claims on 15,000 polled users they claimed to have polled?
Then making this stupid claim out of the hundreds of millions of users in the whole world?
seems giving their data collection and where looks like only 7,500 people are pirates in the whole world..

The outfit estimates that the global annual cost of software piracy is somewhere $63.4 billion.
That is only an estimate and like assholes everybody has one..

posted by (2012-05-27 12:33:12)
crazymichael avatarThey better make alot of prisons then coz i dont care if i do get caught £16 for a cd or dvd is greedy and pathetic id rather listen to a radio than pay them prices some people do have bills to pay nobody makes them makes films and cds if they dont like piracy stop making albums or movies then

posted by (2012-05-27 18:17:39)
kingtiger01 avatarhere is a idea, why dont we just make are own country... problem solved... plenty of real estate out there in the ocean.

posted by men (2012-05-27 20:25:38)
Slickinator avatarwell if i go to jail i can teach the guards how to download music for free lol

posted by ET lover (2012-05-27 23:14:27)
HiDefHQ avatartotal crock of shite. most people only download because they can, if there wasn't an option you go without. I mean you wouldn't steal $/£20 but if you see $/£20 on the floor you would soon pick it up!.

posted by (2012-05-28 11:24:24)
No avatar(HiDefHQ) is on the right track....We DL cause we can. But look at it this way too...Say there is 100,000 people that DL something. If there was no way to get it for free, how many of those 100,000 do they think would actually "buy" the product? The way they are making it sound is that ALL of those would "pay" for it if they couldn't get it for free. Anyone with half a damn brain knows that's not true. Realistically maybe 5,000 of them might buy it, hell maybe less! So to keep it on "the real", those companies aren't really loosing that much compared to what they claim they are. Then what about this....What if I paid for a DVD, brought it home, watched it, and it really sucked? Can I get a refund? NOPE! Back in the day before CD's....I wasted TONS of money on cassette tapes that only had one good song, the one they played on the radio!! But I was stuck with that crap. CD's cost a fraction to produce than tapes did....but they cost 50% more. Please explain that math to me. Record companies have been ripping off artists and customers for 80 years. It's about time they go the way of the dinosaurs! Now with the internet the artists don't even need the record companies anymore, but instead of those companies adapting to changing technology, they try to go against the grain...it's a loosing battle from the beginning. One last note...record companies claimed when cassettes came out that people were just going to record off the radio and they were loosing millions of dollars. That's funny.... those sames companies have still been making billions all these years later.... HUH, GO FIGURE!!

posted by (2012-05-28 11:32:01)
No avatarOh I forgot something....remember this lil movie called Avatar? I seem to remember it being one of the biggest pirated movies of all time. I wonder how much money they claimed they lost from pirating? How much money did that movie make world wide? Yeah that movie probably lost money because of all the pirating. I'm sure when the dust settled they wished they hadn't put all that effort into making that movie, cause it was just a huge waste of time, money and effort cause of all the damage pirating inflicted...... but I digress

posted by (2012-05-28 15:04:31)
messiahx4ever avatarYou know something? I do believe there is some sort of therapy and drugs that Anti-piracy outfit can get. I would probably be willing to donate money for that if it would help them get over their diving illusions of themselves.

posted by Blocked (2012-06-03 02:37:09)
No avatarTime we all ruined the film and music companies, by not buying any DVDs or CDs for a year or two!

Perhaps then they'd diversify and stop ranting about piracy. It's a very vain rant as well as, they are no closer to stopping piracy than previously, nor have they even the slightest chance in this as if necessary all piracy can go underground via Open DNS and DNSCrypt.

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