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Mon 19 Jun 2006
Dying by a thousand cuts
Category : Commentary/piracy.txt
We've crossed the 5500 figure for the number of registered users of Postfix Enabler, DNS Enabler, et al. But, if you go to Version Tracker or MacUpdate, you'll see download figures at least 10 times that number.
That's the point of that article : "Piracy bleeds Mac game makers dry". Piracy bleeds all software developers dry.
I've read that software publishers factor the cost of lost sales due to piracy into the retail cost of their products, in effect punishing the people who pay for software by getting them to bear the cost for those who don't.
I've never wanted to do that. I'm working towards the day when we'll lick this problem. Price the software low - but make everyone who use it pay for it.