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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It is funny that music cds don't have any warnings or commercials on them, while dvds do. To me it seems it's much easier to copy a cd (to another cd or medium) than a dvd.

Probably because that would REALLY cross the line of acceptance.

Still, if it's just an annoyance thing and not an effective anti-piracy method why bother to do it with dvds? Insert any warnings and commercials on a piece of paper and put it in the dvd case. They do so with Nintendo Wii games for example.

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It is funny that music cds don't have any warnings or commercials on them

Don't give them any ideas... (hm, actually, it could be a nice "statement project" - grab some public domain or commons music, and master from it a CD with the typical DVD warnings and commercials treatment ...nah, better not to give them any ideas)

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