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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It's OK for me to steel music
by CheapJoe on Tue 26th Oct 2004 21:47 UTC

The reason it's ok for me to steel music is because it's not hurting anyone. If I didn't have the option to steel it, I still wouldn't pay for it. I simply wouldn't own the music.