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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How can this be?
by Soulbender on Wed 23rd May 2012 00:42 UTC
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How can this be? I can remember many a times when we have been told on this very site that the only ones pirating are those hairy, unwashed OSS freaks. What, you mean that Windows users are not the paramount of honesty? Either that or Linux has a much bigger market share than we thought.

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