Utah Worst In Software Piracy Rate: “BSA determined its state-by-state piracy rates by comparing the number of computers purchased in each state in 1999 with the number of licensed software programs purchased, said David Fay of International Planning & Research Group, which conducted the study for BSA. Comparing actual computer and software sales to industry norms is really the only way to gauge the extent of the problem, Fay said. ‘You can’t really survey people and ask them how much of the software they use is illegal,’ he said.”