APOLOGY: Re: "Piracy" (was: Unauthorized copying

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Sat Jan 18 16:20:01 2003

Interestingly, the "Bill Gates Open Letter to Hobbyists", that is often
cited as being the origin of the word "piracy" being applied to software,
turns out to NOT use the word "piracy". It always helps to check
citations before relying on them. Someday, I'll learn to do so.

On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:
> > >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?

> > When was that letter?
Feb 1976
Received on Sat Jan 18 2003 - 16:20:01 GMT

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