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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why I dl for free
by Anonymous on Tue 26th Oct 2004 22:56 UTC

hello all,

just to say why I dl music for free - maybe 90% of my music is p2p downloaded. Why do I download all these songs? Because it's fancy to have 20-30gb of music... and it helps me find some music which I wouldn't have found any other way... Although I pay for all my software...

Just my 2 cents