Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2010.291
Title: On the reliability of software piracy statistics
Authors: Png, I.P.L. 
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Png, I.P.L. (2010). On the reliability of software piracy statistics. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2010.291
Abstract: Based on a review of the methodology and empirical analysis of software piracy statistics compiled by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), I conclude that a change in the BSA consultant and methodology around 2002-03 had systematic effects on published piracy rates. The trend rate of decrease of piracy rates fell from 2.0% points per year to 1.1% points per year. Among countries for which the BSA's piracy statistics depended on a projection of software usage, the trend decrease in the piracy rate was underestimated and the sensitivity of piracy to changes in income was over-estimated. Any government pronouncement or action, and academic study using the BSA software piracy statistics should take account of changes in the BSA consultant and methodology. © 2010 IEEE.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44776
ISBN: 9780769538693
ISSN: 15301605
DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2010.291
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