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 PlunderBunny on Wed 25th Jul 2012 01:23 UTC in reply to "No lost sales"
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I've always thought that the no-lost-sales-to-piracy argument was pretty weak. If people have a limited amount of spare time, and they fill that time by playing a pirated copy of Unhappy Avians, they might still be able to argue that they wouldn't have bought Unhappy Avians, but what would they have done with that time if they didn't? Would they not have played games at all? Perhaps they might have played only free-to-play games, but the fact is, they didn't!
"I wouldn't have paid for it anyway" is really just a way of saying:
1. I didn't pay for it because I could get away with not paying for it.
2. I'd like to push the moral implications of my decision into a fantasy land that doesn't exist.

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