posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 09:53 AM
I've been a software programmer for a long time. I like to believe in this notion: If you want to use a piece of software just for fun and to learn
it, than it should be free. But if you want to go make money using this software, than pay for it as it'll pay for itself in the long run.
Software piracy is not a bad thing. Show me a bad point and I'll show you how it's good.
Software piracy steals from the programmer? If anything, it just gets our software out to more people to use and get used to. Eventually, when the
time comes and you go to a company, you're going to be used to our software and are going to request they buy it.
It supports terrorism? Could someone explain to me where the link from this is? As far as I know, software pirates do not get paid for their
actions. So how are they supporting terrorism? With what funds?
I know of people that were raided in this bust. It's a shame we have nothing better to do than raid a bunch of kids. Granted some were probably
older, but they were causing no harm.
Why aren't we worrying about more important things than this?
[Edited on 27-4-2004 by dz]