Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Subject:   VERY well stated and explianed!
Date:   2002-12-12 15:22:53
From:   anonymous2
I could not agree more. I happen to have been part of an over 300 member warez group. Do the legals EVER publisize the REAL reason there are warez? NO! When companies offer us REASONABLY priced software at decent quality THEN the majority of warez trading will stop. I do not know one single warez trader who hasn't bought those titles he likes best and considers to be worth the money it's company is asking for said software. As for MS losing revenues? Like Bill Gates isn't rich enough already... I NEVER hear about MS giving anything back to the people, just restricting it's customers more. Example: Did you realize that WinXP purposely DOWNGRADES the quality of any MP3 you make on it? What if I am making a CD for my MP3 player in my truck from CDs I won? Is this not an injustice done to a legally owned copy owner of the WinXP OS? I mean why do we pay a fortune for purposely downgraded software?