A report from the National Association of Manufacturers connects the dots from software piracy to the loss of over 42,000 manufacturing jobs and over $239B in revenues, as shown in the figure on the right. While I believe the basis of the study and trust the methodology, there has always been some lingering doubt about the tangible impact to real-world victims. Recently, however, the ramifications […]
Announcing the availability of SmartFlow Professional 2017, the latest release of our entry-level, cloud-based anti-piracy solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) developing software and intellectual property (IP). SmartFlow Professional provides SMBs with an affordable solution for developing or expanding their compliance management and IP protection efforts.
A 2017 update by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property provides a new assessment of the IP piracy problem in the U.S. and examines the progress that has been made on the original 2013 report recommendations for combatting the issue. The update estimates that the losses to American companies from software piracy exceeded $18 billion in 2016. Both the 2013 report and 2017 upd […]
We are on the verge of the 51st Super Bowl, and a lot has changed over the years. Back in 1967, tickets cost $10 to see the first Super Bowl between the NFL champion Green Bay Packers, led by Bart Starr, versus Len Dawson and the upstart AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs. For Super Bowl I the players on both sides chain smoked cigarettes in the locker room at halftime, and at least one player, 34 […]