Linked by David Adams on Tue 26th Oct 2004 16:30 UTC
Editorial The software industry is undergoing a gradual transformation, and consumer fatigue is at its root. The licensing model that has formed the basis for the modern software industry is facing challenges on many fronts, and the industry is scrambling to keep its footing. Where this period of change may lead software producers and consumers isn't quite clear, but some trends are emerging. Since the proliferation of the internet, unauthorized redistribution of digital goods has become rampant. But although software sharing probably won't kill the software industry, the reasoning behind it shares some pedigree with the customer revolt that promises to transform the way software is sold.
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by Jophn Deo on Tue 26th Oct 2004 18:18 UTC

For some people it's a sport to outsmart the developer.
Sometimes they underestimate the intellectual capabilities of
the consumer in a way that almost asks for piracy.Strictly speaken , the average end user has absolutely no feeling
with the abstracts of electronic martians running through a
wire being an mp3.I dare to say that there are far more people
that would think about downloading (illegal) music than steal
something they can physically feel.