Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Jun 2007 22:05 UTC
In the News Pocket Informant is one of the most successful PDA applications ever. However, it has not been immune to software piracy. The CEO of WebIS posted an open letter explaining how software piracy is hurting the industry, but also the consumer too and especially small software houses like his.
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RE: No protection at all?
by SANGEKi on Wed 20th Jun 2007 02:48 UTC in reply to "No protection at all?"
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All that copy protection archives these days is bugging legit customers (online registration, usb dongle).

When I buy software then I buy software because I think it's a great product or I'm depending on it and I want to support the company and not because the copy protection is so good that no one cracked it yet.

I actually see it as a good move if a developer doesn't even bother with copy protection.

All the people I know would never buy the stuff they pirate if they suddenly couldn't get it for free anymore.

I don't think that the lost revenue due to piracy is really THAT huge.
For most people it's just nice to get free stuff. ;-)

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