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June 24, 2005
Lies, Damn Lies and BSA Statistics
Is the Business Software Alliance accused of using misleading statistics again? Is the Pope Catholic?
Last time it was copyright infringement estimates (The Economist Rails on Flawed BSA Piracy Study). Now, ZDNet UK has published a commentary accusing the BSA of playing fast and loose with software patent statistics (BSA Figures Do Not Add Up).
The BSA's latest study claims to prove that software patents are of equal importance to SMEs and large companies, a claim that political parties and some media organisations have taken at face value. But does the study really show that SMEs are of equal importance, or has the BSA presented the facts in a misleading way to lead people to the conclusions they want them to draw?
What do you think the answer is?
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