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Old 27th May 2009 | Show parent
Originally Posted by IMSTA ➡️
Thanks Blenn!

We are not talking about replacements here. We are talking about the initial purchase, or no purchase. The bottom line is that intellectual property is a property and a software product is still a product.

Money was spent for its development, marketing, etc……….

People just have to respect that, whatever the cost may be – a few dollars or a few thousand dollars.

Let me ask you something:

Let’s say that you find out that it costs Nike only $15 to make a product overseas and to ship it to the store nearest you. You go out to the store to purchase it and see a price tag of $250.

Is that not an unfair price tag for a $15 product?

Would you steal it?

No, you would most likely buy something else if you don't see the value. Why couldn’t people do that with software?

If it is too expensive or you don’t like how the company treats its customers, then buy something else. Don’t steal it.

Is that too much to ask?

Absolutely. There is enough free software out there that NOONE, EVER has an excuse to pirate.
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