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Half Of PC Users Are Pirates

judgecorp (778838) writes | about 2 years ago

Piracy 1

judgecorp writes "Despite continued pressure on business users to buy legitimate software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) reports that the campaign seems to be failing. Well over half (57%) of users surveyed in a global survey admit to using pirated software. That's a big increase from the same survey last year — when 43% admitted to using pirated software. The BSA surveyed 15,000 people in 33 countries."
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No, they didn't. (2)

Jane Q. Public (1010737) | about 2 years ago | (#40069195)

They admitted to using copied software. That's not the same thing.

Copying software for your personal use is (in most cases) minor copyright infringement... a civil infraction.

Pirated software -- defined in law as copies made to be sold or trade for profit -- is something else entirely. That is generally a crime.

Please learn the difference, and stop doing the BSA's job for them. Like the RIAA and MPAA, they aren't interested in your rights, they are only interested in profit.
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