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  • The Business Software Alliance Would Like You To Stop Pirating Software

    The Business Software Alliance wants you to stop pirating software. A fair request, sure, particularly coming from the BSA. As such, the group has updated its “Faces of Internet Piracy” Web site to include three more “good guys,” people who are negatively affected by unscrupulous pirates worldwide. Take Jason Calhoun, of Rosetta Stone, the language learning software. Read More

  • Software piracy cost companies $51 billion last year

    Software piracy cost companies $51 billion last year

    Got an interesting e-mail a few hours ago detailing software piracy losses from the year 2009, also known as “last year.” The big, scary number is 51, as in $51 billion in losses. So says the Business Software Association. Reading the report, which is dripping with alarmist rhetoric, you’d think that Gaia herself were in danger. Don’t worry, guys, we’ll get… Read More

  • Video: ‘To Catch a Pirate’ is like ‘To Catch a Predator,’ only with pirates

    Another day, another fun video. Today’s is “To Catch a Pirate,” a clever parody of the hit American TV show that’s “devoted to the subject of identifying and detaining those who contact people they believe to be below the age of consent over the Internet for sexual liaisons.” Only this time, we’re dealing with filthy pirates. Software pirates, to be exact. Read More

  • Fight piracy by being a snitch

    Fight piracy by being a snitch

    Psst, buddy! Wanna make a quick $3,200? All you need to do is rat out someone you know who’s illegally using commercial software. Is $3,200 enough to compensate your lack of sleep and soul? Read More

  • BSA Offers $1 million Reward for Pirates, New CG Contest Announced!

    BSA Offers $1 million Reward for Pirates, New CG Contest Announced!


    While we here at CG don’t condone piracy, we’re always trying to find new and interesting businesses and individuals who might pirate video games and applications. To that end, we’re offering a special CrunchGear Medal of Piracy Honor, available to any and all companies or individuals who make their living by pirating software or use pirated software within their organizations. Read More

  • BSA: Azerbaijan Tops in Piracy, Cotton, Rice, Grapes

    BSA: Azerbaijan Tops in Piracy, Cotton, Rice, Grapes


    The Business Software Alliance — the Ladies Against Women of the IT set — found out that the average Azerbaijani has over $250 worth of pirated software on his or her computer. Second in the list is Iceland with about $225 and America and China eat it big time because we steal $7.2 billion and $5.4 billion from Bill Gates’ mewling mouth every time we hit the Pirate Bay. Cry us… Read More