The Business Software Alliance (BSA), a watchdog group representing the nation’s leading software manufacturers, today announced it has collected over $2 million in settlements from 19 U.S. companies that were running illegal software.
Compare that to this article from the BSA web site earlier this year:
Study Finds PC Software Piracy Declining in Emerging Markets while Worldwide Piracy Rate Remains Stable:
Thirty-five percent of the packaged software installed on personal computers (PC) worldwide in 2005 was illegal, amounting to $34 billion in global losses due to software piracy.
So the BSA just has $33.998 billion left to catch!