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7. Re: Microsoft Plagued by Software Piracy May 28, 2012, 15:18 jdreyer
 
Fantaz wrote on May 27, 2012, 23:16:
Absolutely, that's the first thing I was thinking about when I started reading this article. Microsoft could make more money just by putting it's software on sale and giving consumers deals. It's just greedy to keep the price so high and if it's priced too high people will simply revert to piracy, it's a known fact. You get a new PC and you either have enough money to afford Windows or you don't...

Totally agree. Microsoft has a monopoly with its OS, and that ridiculous price point is the result.
 
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6. Re: Microsoft Plagued by Software Piracy May 28, 2012, 11:05 Zarkonis
 
I'd give out my trade secrets, but there's one prude here that'd get me rung up with the FBI for it.  
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5. Re: Microsoft Plagued by Software Piracy May 28, 2012, 06:16 Fantaz
 
Custom build obviously... I never buy pre-built computers.  
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4. Re: Microsoft Plagued by Software Piracy May 28, 2012, 00:23 Kitkoan
 
Fantaz wrote on May 27, 2012, 23:16:
You get a new PC and you either have enough money to afford Windows or you don't...

Unless your buying a Mac or a custom build, you get a new PC and you get a copy of Windows already on it last I checked.
 
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3. Microsoft Plagued by Software Piracy May 27, 2012, 23:16 Fantaz
 
"But, just playing devil’s advocate, it’s possible that Microsoft could curb or minimize piracy by pricing the software at a more reasonable point that is more accessible to users with limited budgets. There has to be some point that strikes a balance between the amount of money Microsoft loses due to piracy and the amount of revenue Microsoft could gain by boosting sales with lower prices."

Absolutely, that's the first thing I was thinking about when I started reading this article. Microsoft could make more money just by putting it's software on sale and giving consumers deals. It's just greedy to keep the price so high and if it's priced too high people will simply revert to piracy, it's a known fact. You get a new PC and you either have enough money to afford Windows or you don't...
 
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2. Bittorrent Traffic Booms May 27, 2012, 15:56 jdreyer
 
I have relatives who live in Spain and here's the deal:
- It's not illegal to share any file for personal, non-commercial use. So, they BT stuff all the time.
- There are simply no alternatives, although I hear that Netflix will attempt to expand into Spain after it gives Japan a shot.
 
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1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 27, 2012, 14:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
BT torrent traffic booms? Okay yeah not really surprised there. Not forgetting that in Asia it's cheaper to run your own private BT networks too. Also wonder if sandvine can tell the difference between serviced BT(game patches/etc) an filesharing BT.  
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