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Witcher 2 Torrents Could Net You a Fine

lortho Re:Intended Reaction? (724 comments)

This theory doesn't match the evidence in this case, though. Piracy has skyrocketed over the years, but the gaming industry has shown no signs of approaching anything near a situation where it's "no longer tenable to make games and no one has a game to play." On the contrary, it's gotten bigger and bigger as well. Even in this age where thousands and thousands of both legally and illegally free games exist for all sorts of different platforms, big titles like CoD Black Ops are seeing record sales. There's very clearly something about the economics of this situation that the old theories and models are missing.

about 4 years ago
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Root Privileges Through Linux Kernel Bug

lortho Re:Unrelated? The PDFs are the same! (131 comments)

It's because both articles are actually about the Wojtczuk report, and they both mis-quote Joanna Rutkowska as stating the bug is related to Spengler's X-Server flaw. She clarifies in an update to H-Online's version of the article that she was misunderstood and that they are actually unrelated.

more than 4 years ago
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Scrabulous Is Dead, Hasbro's Version Brain-Dead

lortho Re:Why didn't they just buy scrablous? (395 comments)

Not that I back Hasbro, but purchasing the alleged "illegal copy" of their game would have sent the message "Copy our game and do a better job than us, and we will pay you for it rather than prosecuting you"

And what's wrong with that, exactly?

more than 6 years ago

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