DeSmOnD dAvId said:Like corruption, piracy too is spread by the people.
Today, I had my practicals, I had to make a web page in HTML. I popped in my Knopppix CD to run kate. The instructor first saw and told me do it in notepad, I explained to him that it was Open Source and not a pirated copy, after all, kate is much better to make HTML files. He told me to use the Windows on the PC (pirated one) and not to use Linux again.
Logon ka bhala karne jao and then get brickbatted. Hence, nothing can be done to curb Piracy altogether. It will still exist in some or the other form.
mediator said:I think yeah....I believe piracy is no good.
Well to start with.....I say a person who works day n night to code a piece of software to make the lives of people better deserves money from the people who dont actually know anything about computer operating!!
BUT from another view point I also think....that if the person has posted a demo of his software on some site...and another person downloads it and explores it and makes it complete with his knowledge......then I dont think he has done anything bad! The creator used his knowledge to make a demo and the explorer or cracker used his knowledge to make it full.
But I wud call it illegal if the cracker then publishes the cracked software on the net or cracks the server to download the demo copy and downloads without the consent of creator ! That wud ruin the life of the creator. It shud be Ok if creator is giving demo copy readily available for trial use on website.
So I think piracy is legal as long as It doesnt harms the creator or the company's revenue or in anyway!
You have free alternative, if you can't use it then you are not at all justified in pirating. You would have been justified if there were no alternatives.uttoransen said:right, just tell me, if i buy a original xp, my country's 6000 rs will go to amarica, that's not good. then what's the wrong in using the pirated. can anyone give any explanation of this.
yes, you are right, but for microsoft i can't take this statement. from 98-xp. from games to ms office, microsoft is making so much money. just think of microsoft and companies like that, who are big enough, earns lots of money from these softwares. and then we pay then 6000rs for the exe. that's all.
the whole windows is an exe. and 6000 rs for that, is it not really too much. just think about the office package, will anyone buy.
for a home use, the xp should be priced at rs 200 and the office package at rs 100, and that too for non profit use. can microsoft do that, if no, then people like me will not stop piracy.
and if you tell me that use linux, then forget it, as that's not going to happen.
Know what ? Thats one of the most dumbest question I've ever heard. Simple answer : Work in a software firm and you will know.uttoransen said:right, just tell me, if i buy a original xp, my country's 6000 rs will go to amarica, that's not good. then what's the wrong in using the pirated. can anyone give any explanation of this.
It's not so easy to stop piracy. There's a certain limit to everything. It's not a dumb answer but a very true one, ever work in real life scenario and you will know what goes on.uttoransen said:think for yourself, you are the richest man on earth, selling a cd for 6000 rs, and still can not stop piracy of it. actually microsoft never want's to stop piracy that's it.