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Old 03-25-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Stopping Pirated software - a new approach

Russian Software Developer Beats Pirate in Boxing Ring
i guess the software pirate didn;t think it could be happning to him
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An employee of Cognitive Technologies computer company has beaten a man who was selling the company’s software illegally.
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Interesting approach. I do not condone software piracy but dont really think that would work so well in the US. At last stereotype, all russians are huge, even the nerds while all North American nerds are scrawny and weak. Obviously this would hurt us so maybe 6 year legal battles would be the better approach.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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Cognitive Technologies bought themselves a lot of free publicity thru that stunt.
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:50 PM   #4
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Apparently the pirate's last words as he hit the deck were

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Old 03-25-2006, 08:02 PM   #5
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I wonder why companies that small even bother to try to stop pirates. In a way, pirates are "promoting" the company. People get the software, try it out, use it and if they like it, they may even tell their boss at a big company to buy it. Small companies can sometimes get MORE SALES thru piracy then the amount of sales they lose thru the same piracy. I'm not condoning piracy. Just pointing out something that most companies do not think about.......
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Old 03-26-2006, 04:43 PM   #6
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What did you guys expect?

The pirate had one eye, a peg leg, a blabbering bird on one shoulder and enough rum in his belly to tank an elk.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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I've personally bought more movies and music because I've downloaded songs or video from artists. Software is the same way with me. If there's a reasonable price tag on something I want, I'll usually download it and try it. If I like it or think it's worth the price, I'll buy it.

I don't think anyone could ever wipe out piracy. It's so easy nowaday's to transfer information, especially through the internet, that it would be impossible.

Think back to vhs and cassettes. If you wanted an album or movie you'd just put the tape in a 2 deck system and record it. The same thing is happening now, just more widespread. There's going to be people out there that make copying stuff their hobby, and most won't get caught. I understand why it's illegal and that production companies want to stop it, but I can almost guarantee it'll never happen.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:32 PM   #8
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I agree. I think the only way to stop piracy is to offer death penalties. That obviously isn't going to happen,
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Old 03-26-2006, 07:27 PM   #9
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I agree. I think the only way to stop piracy is to offer death penalties. That obviously isn't going to happen,
Remember that Star Trek: Next Generation episode where they DID offer death sentences for every crime? It resulted in a totally crime free society.
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Old 03-26-2006, 07:46 PM   #10
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I wouldn't admit watching Star Trek if it meant I could have Jessica Alba to myself.

Well.. *maybe* that would be the only way to get me to admit it.
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:15 PM   #11
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Aren't all nerds also Trekkies?

Admit it, you will feel better later, after you do it.
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:24 PM   #12
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Haha no. I actually haven't watched the show since I was like 12. I quickly outgrew of that one.
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:41 PM   #13
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Becareful where you tread. You are trepassing on sacred ground.

I'm in my 20s and I still watch Star Trek here. I imagine there are a lot of trek fans on a computer forum like this one. You may be offending half your readership.
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Becareful where you tread. You are trepassing on sacred ground.

I'm in my 20s and I still watch Star Trek here. I imagine there are a lot of trek fans on a computer forum like this one. You may be offending half your readership.
Hey dude. You took the words out of my mouth. I almost said the same thing...........LOL .....haha

I'm lieing, I wouldn't of went that far and said what you said. I'm not that crazy. I like Star Trek, but I am not that much into it as some people.
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Mr. Williams, you shouldn't let all these trekkies gang up on you. I'm behind you all the way. I don't watch Trek either.
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