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June 15, 2005
BSA Frustrated that People Actually Analyze Their Copyright Infringement 'Statistics'
A few weeks ago, Jason Schultz noted here that The Economist had found the BSA's copyright infringement statistics laughably inflated (The Economist Rails on Flawed BSA Piracy Study). Well, the BSA has responded in a letter to the editor, according to ArsTechnica (BSA Disgusted with Critiques of Their Inflammatory Piracy Loss Methodology):
SIR Your article on software piracy was extreme, misleading and irresponsible ("BSA or just BS?", May 21st). The headline was particularly offensive. The implication that an industry would purposely inflate the rate of piracy and its impact to suit its political aims is ridiculous. The problem is real and needs no exaggeration.
Well, that shows The Economist
, doesn't it? They better back off on their analysis or the BSA might respond with another empty denial.
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