Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 8 May 2002
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From: Peter For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: What piracy? If there is so much piracy of music and software going on, why is there never any prosecutions? (Or at least, none we ever hear of.) Except of course, the recent case where Microsoft was convicted of software piracy ... http://www.pcworldmalta.com/specials/MSPiracy/ IMHO a few conspicuous court cases with heavy sentences against guilty parties would do more to discourage piracy than the current situation. From: Neil Bates For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Music Industry It has to be said that the music industry made one massive mistake with the way they delt with Napster. With all the publisity they brought to bear, Napster grew tenfold in just a few months (gee, that worked well). With so many people now using Napster, it was only a matter of time before new networks popped up offer similar services. Would that have happened otherwise ? - Of course not. The ridiculous excuses given by the recording industry as to why CD's are so expensive makes me wonder what planet they are on. CD's as we all know cost far less to manufacture than cassette tapes, but cost $10 more. Why... well they make far fewer cassettes so the costs are lower (hello economists!!!). Many years ago (well, about 15 actually) as a teenager, I marvelled at the idea of a machine in a CD store where I could pick the tracks from a list and pay per track... could almost still be an option.....?Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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