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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I will justify myself here :))
by Emil Oppeln-Bronikowski on Tue 26th Oct 2004 22:04 UTC

I see some justification here. Im being a big Ska fan. It's quite unpopular genre, so finding anything good in Poland is next to inpossible. Sure, Im buying one, two CD's per 3 months because I can't simply get most of the old bands. So, from time to time Im downloading some old, Jamajcan Ska and enjoy good music. That's my excusse numer one. For my second act, I'd like to say: testing. Few of my friends are downloading some mp3 from album and after they decite if it's any good, they are going for shopping. So, they are buying anyhow, and if music sucks, they wouldn't buy anyway. So noone looses. I don't download movies. It take ages (even on decent connection) and effect you'll recive is nothing to be compared with cinema. Plus I can go with my girlfriend, drink a caffee, watch a movie and then go for a beer and disscuss what I saw. :-)