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Old 20th May 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by SaschaP ➡️
I think the apple music store is the only working business model that has a chance against piracy. Their idea was essentially to make the product so cheap and easy to get that a large amount of people would prefer the ease and safety of buying from Apple then downloading songs illegally.

Why don’t software company’s adopt the same philosophy. A plug-in that costs $250 retail could sell for $50. The idea being that at a that low of a price most people that would have pirated the piece of software will now pay for a legit copy that comes with tech support and updates. A volume sales approach. You take a hit on the upfront R&D and marketing costs but sell ten thousand units as opposed to one thousand with the rest being pirated…
Paying the same price per song as a CD but not having to pay for the CD, the jewel case, the insert, the glass master, the clean rooms, the equipment to make all that etc, and getting a WAY subpar audio quality has rammed profit margins through the roof while scamming the customer blind. My .02