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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by 1c3d0g on Wed 23rd May 2012 01:50 UTC
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As long as their silly prices for relatively common software is sky-high, nobody in their right mind will pay through their nose for something which clearly isn't worth what those companies ask for.

I can certainly understand software for specific purposes or security etc. may command a premium price, and this is justified by what that software is capable of. But for the rest of them, if they want to stay in business, either lower the prices or go bankrupt. Easy.

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