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Submission + - Piracy and a new way of thinking... (

micdisc writes: This is a proposal for a new business model regarding software piracy. I've never seen anyone discuss something like this idea although I'm sure several people have thought about it. I know it's a sensitive subject, but it seems time to face the reality....

As a software programmer I understand the need, or at least the purpose, of things like DRM, software activation, and serial keys, however I also understand the other side of the fence. I’m not here to debate the morals of software piracy, but rather to discuss the business model of software piracy. Microsoft, Google and other companies spend millions and millions of dollars trying to combat software piracy with lawsuits and different software techniques all ending with the same result. You can still pirate Windows, you can still pirate Adobe Creative Suite 4, you can still pirate Nero Burning Rom 9. So in my mind, what’s the point?

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