Illegal piracy accounts for huge profit losses among American corporations. Yes, at times, it certainly would be easier to download a new song, a movie, or even software off the Internet. However, you might think otherwise if you were a recording artist, movie producer or software developer. Every time someone illegally downloads content, industries lose money, and a lot of it. Recent reports from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) found that the global black-market for counterfeit and pirated goods and services results in $260 million in annual global trade losses. **It is important to note that many industry experts find BSA’s research methodologies to be misleading.