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: I live in a different world
by kenji on Wed 25th Jul 2012 18:04 UTC in reply to "I live in a different world"
kenji
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When given the option of paying or not paying, most will choose to not pay, especially when the moral argument is weak. I say that because the low cost of most applications (say $1 to $5) and it is hard to argue that pirating that cheap application has a real impact on the developer (starving their children, etc). Flawed logic as it is, this is how the modern person thinks, unfortunately.

Morality is not a collective, it is individual. A pirate only thinks of their actions (if at all), not the cumulative effect of multiple pirates.

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