Linked by henderson101 on Tue 24th Jul 2012 23:42 UTC
Google "I read earlier this week about a developer who made their Android version free after the $1 game was extensively pirated. Stories like this come as no surprise, but the industry press rarely deals with the core problem - and nor does Google. [...] Whilst the aforementioned story about the Android game didn't surprise me, it did horrify me. Android is designed to be difficult to make money from, and the core issue is that it's open - with the corrosive mentality that surrounds such openness."
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RE[2]: Comment
by pandronic on Wed 25th Jul 2012 11:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment"
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Well, for my East-European income, 0.99 a track is waaaay too much (0.10-0.15 would be OK). I also keep only music that I like, but still that's thousands of tracks collected over time. Also, I'm not a lost sale, because I wouldn't ever buy music at that price, even if that would mean not listening to music at all.

On the other hand, apps are very reasonably priced - so I've bought at least 50 if not more in a little over a year.

Unless these "pirates" are from a 3rd world countries (in which case how can they afford a smartphone?) I can't imagine they couldn't afford a few 1-2$ apps. Really, the only conclusion is that these people are assholes.

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RE[3]: Comment - just say'n
by jabbotts on Wed 25th Jul 2012 19:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
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'they are assholes for infringing copyright on $1 software programs but I'm ok because I only infringe copyright on $1 music tracks.'

hm.... Not a judgement on your copying music, just questioning why the distinction given the equal pricing.

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RE[4]: Comment - just say'n
by pandronic on Thu 26th Jul 2012 05:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment - just say'n"
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I don't know, maybe I'm also an asshole by somebody else's standards. I just make a distinction on whether you can afford the things you pirate or not ... In my book, if you can afford them and you still pirate them, then you're an asshole.

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