guilty of piracy? (Was operating systems)

From: John Higginbotham <>
Date: Mon Jan 5 17:46:13 1998

At 04:51 PM 1/5/98 EST, you wrote:

>I'm sorry, but if people say it's ok to pirate old games, even more people
>than now will start to say, "Well, this game is not that new", and pirate IT.
>Now, I have nothing against software piracy on a simple basis: either I get
>the program for free, and the compay loses 50 bucks, or I don't get the
>program at all, which means that the company is still 50 bucks short.
>my 14.4 modem helps me keep my morals straight :)

I guess we should just take this on a case by case basis. Most home pirates
never get caught. The "software cops" always go after the bigtime
distributors, people who make the copies and distribute them to others. I
don't think it really matters, because people are gonna do what they want
to do no matter what (Like me).

>How many people do you suppose would buy the original frogger? Even for $5?
>Even if someone put a rack of frogger diskettes for free out in CompUSA or
>something, how many would take it?

I sure as heck would. I never pass up on anything free. I would also pay $5
for the original Frogger if I had an XT or 286 sitting at home.

-John Higginbotham-
Received on Mon Jan 05 1998 - 17:46:13 GMT

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