Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Global Piracy

In this article, Ars Technica rightly takes the BSA piracy numbers to task.

Personally, I have always wondered about these numbers that seemed to be SWAGs, and bandied around by law-enforcement types and legislators just before they reduce our rights furtther.

I mean, if that was the case, everyone in LDCs must be software/media pirates!


Just how do you extrapolate an order of magnitude?

Shills! (Not that there is anything wrong with being a shill.)

SWAG: Stupid Wild A$$ Guess - A tern invented by military intelligence.
LDC: Less-Developed Country - PC name for the 3rd World.

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