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Old 01-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's a difficult issue. As a shareware author, I know my software is being used illegitimately. On a couple of occasions I've had support request from people who aren't in my customer list, and when I ask for their license key they give one that's obviously out of a keygen. So I'm no fan of piracy. But I'm also scared that whenever the government gets a hard-on about something they'll use a pile driver to drive a thumbtack, simply because it's too much effort to craft an appropriate response. Then everyone suffers. Case in point, the Canadian government put a surcharge on recording media like CD-R's a while back to 'compensate' the recording industry for any loss of income that might theoretically be caused by selling this perfectly legal and legitimate product. Morons.

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