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For the BSA, Somali pirates and software pirates are the same

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Apr 2009 18:02 User comments (7)

For the BSA, Somali pirates and software pirates are the same The Business Software Alliance has decided to hijack the "real" cases of piracy that have been highlighted in the mainstream media in the past week for use with its own anti-piracy campaigns. To anybody with half a brain, it is obvious that the same word is used for two totally different things, but it's not so obvious to the BSA apparently.
We've all been following the events of the past week of the pirates off the Horn of Africa. Piracy takes many forms, some more violent than others. I wanted to let you know that the Business Software Alliance is launching a new campaign today "Faces of Internet Piracy" that shows the real-life impact of software piracy...
Those words are from an e-mail sent to Illuminata principal IT advisor Gordon Haff from the BSA. It is quite simply too easy to ridicule, but you can't help but wonder if it is the product of desperation in an extremely tough uphill battle, or just plain ol' stupidity. It could of course just be a joke, but we have heard piracy being put up there with serious crimes in the past, because of the economic damage it could inflict.

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7 user comments

115.4.2009 5:37

Does this also mean they will be enlisting the help of Navy Snipers to take out the internet pirates ??

215.4.2009 16:23

watch what you download guys a 50 caliber Anti Material Round may find its way threw your monitor, head, and your fluffy kitten Mr.Tinkles.

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316.4.2009 0:10

If by pirates you mean anyone gaining profit off of copy righted martial than ya I can see it.
Down loaders and sharers not so much...

416.4.2009 9:43

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
If by pirates you mean anyone gaining profit off of copy righted martial than ya I can see it.
Down loaders and sharers not so much...
Nobody shoots at Mr.tinkles and lives, Nobody.

517.4.2009 0:01

THIS is the truth about real pirates.



617.4.2009 2:23

Originally posted by rvinkebob:
THIS is the truth about real pirates.
So your saying at 16 Deg C we have 17 pirates only in 2000 .... ?

Dont think so.

720.4.2009 22:09

Well, I guess this is no better opportunity than to promote the teachings of Pastafarianism. That the amount of evil in the world is inversely proportional to the number of pirates that are currently existing.

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