[LINK] What are our priorities?
glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au
Thu Feb 26 10:36:23 EST 2004
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Figures from the Australasian Film and Video Security Office showed
> cinema and video piracy robbed the industry of $100 million in 2002,
> while pirated video games added another $60 million to lost earnings.
> Software piracy accounts for around a third of the market, costing the
> industry $138.5 million in 2002.
We really must get away from the idea that the retail price
of software is its value. Surely all these "pirates" form
a large enough group for a competitive site license :-)
Applying that thought, shoplifting at Woolies looks like
a bigger problem then software copying.
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