Re: Piracy (was RE: recommend a book on Framemaker)

Subject: Re: Piracy (was RE: recommend a book on Framemaker)
From: Glen Warner <gdwarner -at- ricochet -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 09:18:55 -0700

Peter Gold <peter -at- highsoft -dot- com> wrote:

> As several others have noted, violating the requirements of the
> license is a serious legal matter, as well as one that affects the
> of companies to stay in business.

If you want to talk about software pirating, take a trip to Hong Kong
sometime. When I was there ('97, I believe), we found several shops
with nothing but pirated software (and porno movies on video disk).
One CD was ~$20 US. Some of the things I remember seeing included
betas of Windows '98, anything Adobe produced, lots of Chinese fonts
and font tools, etc.

.... and that was just *one* shop.

I heard Bill Gates regards these folks customers as "future
Microsoft customers." That is, they'll have to upgrade sooner or

The store owners, on the other hand .....



Mac software? Sure. Just five CDs.


> Regards,
> Peter

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as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to
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