Risk? As I've pointed out, using Windows is a risk, given the fact that security on this system is something akin to Swiss cheese. But curiously, the BSA isn't warning anyone about this risk. Strange.
"Despite these risks the majority of respondents believe that the primary reason an Australian business may use pirated or unlicensed software is to try and reduce costs" - there you have it. Lower your costs BSA members and the problem will disappear. Be satisfied with a billion instead of two.
The next bit of the release again perpetuates a myth: "They may be unaware of the costs that malware found in pirated software can cause in network down time and information security breaches."
What about the fact that the copy of Windows bought in the big computer store can also play host to malware?
The BSA notes in conclusion that 93.2 per cent of survey respondents say they have systems in place to ensure that all software used is licensed and legal. Somehow I doubt that these figures would make the organisation happy - after all, if everyone started paying for the software they use, there would be no reason for the BSA to exist.