"Piracy" (was: Unauthorized copying

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Sat Jan 18 12:36:00 2003

On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Wayne M. Smith wrote:
> > Unauthorized copying is, under some (but not all)
> > cirucumstances, illegal and/or unethical, but it is NOT
> > theft. It is a different sort of offsense.
> I believe that the commonly applied term is "piracy."

It is commonly believed that the very first time that unauthorized copying
of software was called "PIRACY" was the open letter by Bill Gates.

Does anybody have an earlier referrent?
Received on Sat Jan 18 2003 - 12:36:00 GMT

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