Anti-P2P group claims almost $1 billion USD worth of software was illegally shared on BitTorrent during the first half of this year, says disconnecting file-sharers is an “appropriate” sanction.
The Business Software Alliance, a group representing a number of the world’s largest software makers in the fight against copyright infringement, has released a new report titled Software Piracy on the Internet: A Threat To Your Security that claims almost $1 billion in software was illegally shared by BitTorrent users in the first half of this year.
It boasts that the special technology it uses to monitor P2P networks allowed it to increase the number of “takedown requests” it issued by more than 200% over the same period last year.
The BSA says its in-house Internet “crawler” managed to take down some 103,000 torrents from a number of BitTorrent tracker sites that we’re being used by nearly 2.9 million people to download software with a retail value of more than $974 million.
Maybe I read that wrong? It took down 103,000 torrents ...... so how did it work out that it lost $1 bullion $'s worth of software if the torrents were stopped? Yet another one of those reports quoting huge numbers. The Business Software Alliance are very shy to prove, both that they did it, or how they did it. Actual confirmed facts seem decidedly lacking in all these reports.
I should start claiming that I have a golden butt.