Visa fullständig version : Bill Gates om 'piratkopiering'

Bo Leuf
2006-07-01, 00:23
Bill Gates sa följande om olaglig kopiering av mjukvara i Kina redan 1998 (då handlade det förstås mest om kopierade CD):

"And as long as they're going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade."

Detta alltså ur en intressant analys från april i år i LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-micropiracy9apr09,0,414067.story). Vidare:

That's exactly what has happened around the globe, according to the Business Software Alliance, a Microsoft-backed anti-piracy group. Even Vietnam, which at more than 90% has the highest piracy rate in the world, has improved from 100% in 1994. The No. 1 software firm in Vietnam: Microsoft.

Bruce Schneier säger om 'kopieringsskydd', för övrigt:

Copy protection is a balancing act because it always reduces the value of your product. State-of-the-art copy protection makes your customers hate you.

2006-07-01, 14:58
Fina "citat" det där