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Ethics are generally seen to be a situational thing. In other words, if some software isn't too expensive or dear, then it's good to pay for it. However, as the price of the software rises, then ethical decisions on whether or not to pay, as opposed to "stealing" it become problematic?
BMI reported revenues of $673 million for the 2004 fiscal year, an increase of nearly $43 million, 6.8% over the prior year. The performing rights organization generated royalties of more than $573 million for its songwriters, composers and music publishers. Royalties increased by $40 million or 7.5% from the previous year.
Originally posted by cpr12r
I haven't bought a cd in 4 or 5 years....
I wonder how much a typical group or singer makes per CD versus what the Record company pulls in?
Originally posted by minority2000uk
In my opinion most university ppl prob "Steal" copyright software for there courses (Should say borrow) and will probably buy it if they require it for their work or for their own use. The software companies want to stop this practise they need to help the ppl that in years to come will be their main source of revenue