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.