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One server seized in the United States contained 65,000 separate pirated titles, authorities said
"Intellectual property theft is a global problem that hurts economies around the world," Attorney General John Ashcroft said in a statement announcing the crackdown. "To be effective, we must respond globally."
Originally posted by Thatoneguy
Lately I have seen a few banner ads on the net saying that Piracy supports terrorism.. Becuse terrorists use piracy as funding? Sounds like bull to me, I'm not saying piracy is a good thing but linking it to terrorism is just idiotic.
Thirty-nine percent of the world's software is pirated.
Software is one of the most valuable technologies of the Information Age, running everything from PCs to the Internet. Unfortunately, because software is so valuable, and because computers make it easy to create an exact copy of a program in seconds, software piracy is widespread. From individual computer users to professionals who deal wholesale in stolen software, piracy exists in homes, schools, businesses and government. Software pirates not only steal from the companies that make the software, but with less money for research and development of new software, all users are hurt. That's why all software piracy — even one copy you make for a friend — is illegal.