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Keep misinforming the public. =P
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59 billion? That means we have to pay them $31827962 BILLION back since 24 songs cost 1.5 billion ~60k per song.
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Software pirated does not equal lost sales. Users may be willing to pirate something but that does not mean they would have spent money on it otherwise.

These numbers are meaningless

There is no way to compute this.
    
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Software pirated does not equal lost sales. Users may be willing to pirate something but that does not mean they would have spent money on it otherwise.

These numbers are meaningless

There is no way to compute this.
Right. As well as people complaining about money lost in the economy, that money in turn gets spent on other hardware from some of those companies to play back the music/movies/games. It's not as if people are just hording that money under their bed.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/12/11 at 3:43am
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Originally Posted by Kirby1 View Post
Software pirated does not equal lost sales. Users may be willing to pirate something but that does not mean they would have spent money on it otherwise.

These numbers are meaningless

There is no way to compute this.
This. This. This.

Honestly... do we have to have these same threads every week?
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Software pirated does not equal lost sales. Users may be willing to pirate something but that does not mean they would have spent money on it otherwise.

These numbers are meaningless

There is no way to compute this.
That's not entirely true either as at the very least its a potential sale. Why else would they pirate your software when there is likely a free alternative? It's because they likely find value within your software already.

The de facto motivation behind those that pirate is that it costs too much. That means they would have, more likely than not, spent money on it had it been cheaper.

My rationale is that it makes perfect sense to count this as a lost sale for that reason alone. The legitimacy of their methods to obtain their data is still questionable, but not impossible.
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It said the most common form of software piracy was to buy a single copy of software and install it on multiple computers,
Considering every software has a serial code, how could you install in on multiple pcs beyond your license anyway.
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Considering every software has a serial code, how could you install in on multiple pcs beyond your license anyway.
Supposedly installing it multiple times on the same PC ALSO violates their "rules/laws", apparently. Ridiculous. Taking all this into account, at this rate they can pull any number out of their asses and make it sound accurate.
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post #20 of 27
to be fair, you can't buy one copy and then install it on as many computers as you want. For instance, a school can't buy one copy of windows for 1000 computers.

What is BS is that if I buy a new computer and legitimately retired an old computer it is ILLEGAL for me to install my purchased copy of windows on the new machine.
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