Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd May 2012 09:51 UTC
In the News "Over half of PC users worldwide have admitted to using pirate software last year, according to a study by the trade group Business Software Alliance. BSA's ninth annual Global Software Piracy Study has shown a sharp increase in software piracy, especially among emerging economies. In the UK, more than one in four programs users installed in 2011 were unlicensed." If people decide en masse not to adhere to a law, said law is worth about as much as the paper it's written on. Laws become functional not because of the Queen's signature, but because the people decide to adhere to it. It's becoming ever clearer that as far as digital goods go, the law is not functional - for better or worse.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Fergy on Tue 22nd May 2012 20:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

If people in general lack any fortitude these days (myself included of course) that’s not a legal matter, it’s a moral one.

I wouldn't call it immoral if you download a movie. I would compare it to walking on the grass instead of the stone path. If you would make a stone path on the exact same place as the dirt path you would solve the problem.

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