Clearly, this is an organization that needs to shut down. Year after year, software theft grows, yet the BS Alliance each year announces itself incapable of reversing the tide -- despite the millions member software companies pour into it.
Never mind that the BS Alliance generates statistics imaginary enough to make a global warming alarmist proud -- such as "the U.S. has the highest single dollar loss" and the faked accuracy implied by "losses to companies estimated at $53 billion."
It's an estimate, so losses could just as easily be $53 million or $53. I know that my ebooks get pirated, but I don't annually whine publicly about the billions in imaginary revenue I am losing.
(You can work out for yourself that even the "41%" is incorrect, by doing the arithmetic on the numbers provided in the press release.)
Wild estimates and bad math makes all this organization's numbers suspect. But wait, there's more: expect next year's numbers to be even more "worse," because that's the trap these sorts of organizations get into -- whether fighting software piracy, ending world hunger, or finding cures for diseases. To keep us donating funds, the "problem" has to get worser and worser.
If the problem were ever solved, the staff would be out of a job -- the horror!