Linked by henderson101 on Tue 24th Jul 2012 23:42 UTC
Google "I read earlier this week about a developer who made their Android version free after the $1 game was extensively pirated. Stories like this come as no surprise, but the industry press rarely deals with the core problem - and nor does Google. [...] Whilst the aforementioned story about the Android game didn't surprise me, it did horrify me. Android is designed to be difficult to make money from, and the core issue is that it's open - with the corrosive mentality that surrounds such openness."
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RE: No lost sales
by Declination5 on Wed 25th Jul 2012 00:25 UTC in reply to "No lost sales"
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While the matter of a pirated copy not equating to a lost sale it is not exclusive either. When there is a culture of piracy surrounding a product people that would otherwise pay for apps see easy piracy and think to themselves a number of thoughts. They think things like, "Why should I pay when no-one else does?" So while initially piracy doesn't equate to lost sales once a mainstream culture of piracy is built around an ecosystem it most definitely does start hurting sales numbers.

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