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Guys! Please, do I need to spell you out the rules?
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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.
So true
    
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Who cares about It, honestly? It would be a concern if people werent making any money but the greedy c.e.o.s just want more. Its the same as all copyrighted material. There is a thick moral line that runs down the middle of maliciously harmfull stealing, and just using something that doesnt harm anyone. They made their money.

Edit: software shouldnt be seen as a commodity, it is a virtual idea, not a reasource. The developers should be paid in a different manner and distributors should be cut out all together
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thats how they came out with the number.
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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.
Schools and any other public or private businesses are an entirely different matter. They have the funds to buy as many copies as they need/want and often use it differently. Piracy is on the rise because over the years, software has gone backwards in the whole "freedom of use" thing. For example, I mean what's changed since buying Windows 2000 Pro to buying Windows 7? They've started charging MORE for same functionality and ability to use the software. Before, an END USER (note: not a business) could buy one copy of Windows, put it on as many PCs as they have (providing it's not for business use like I said before) and nobody cared about piracy since they still made their millions. Now they've introduced more and more "limits" (install limits, limited activations, intrusive DRM etc) on software and wonder why piracy is such a big problem. Piracy started growing rapidly after these sort of changes were introduced, companies need to re-evaluate as to what constitutes "fair usage" for the end user and how they tackle this, as it was their "fault" to begin with, not that of pirates or end users. For example look at the "Humble Bundle" and how well they sold when they let consumers choose how much they want to pay. With these sorts of fair methods in place no-one has a reason to pirate except the very few cheapskates (this doesn't count towards the majority of even the so-called "pirates", but rather the minority).
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Value of pirated software nearly $59 billion
Hahahaha. Yeah, sure...

They're not losing anything tangible when someone pirates.
    
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