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Op Ed

TechSpot Blog - Why even pay for software? A declaration against poorly implemented DRM.
"Every time I change a major piece of hardware I end up with a warning message informing me that I have two days to reactivate my copy of Windows. Okay, that’s not so bad. Just click re-activate then shall we. Hang on, that didn’t work, and now I have to ring the Microsoft support center based on India and try to communicate a 60+ digit code to someone I can barely understand. After that process is done I can finally use my computer again. Yay! Well… at least until I need to change/upgrade something again."

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15. Re: Op Ed Feb 8, 2009, 06:16 Warskull
 
indeed. how silly that programmers should be paid for their work. they should all work for free!!!!1111oneoneone

If the pirates offer an experience so much better than your DRM that people who were fully willing to pay for the product (or did pay for the product) turn to piracy, well, you have problems.

I am never going to feel bad for a publisher who is actively screwing me over with bad DRM schemes. "Piracy is EVIL!!!!!!" worked great for the music and movie industry, didn't it?

The sentiment is pretty accurate, why even bother buying the software after it has that much DRM on it?
 
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  1. Feb 7, 14:44 Re: Op Ed Bluesfanboi
  2. Feb 7, 15:14  Re: Op Ed Prez
  10. Feb 8, 03:54  Re: Op Ed  cliffski 
  3. Feb 7, 15:39 Re: Op Ed Zoomboy27
  4. Feb 7, 17:01  Re: Op Ed Bill Borre
  5. Feb 7, 19:05   Re: Op Ed Yakumo
  6. Feb 7, 19:24    Re: Op Ed vrok
  7. Feb 7, 20:29 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  8. Feb 8, 01:26  Re: Op Ed wtf_man
  9. Feb 8, 01:35   Re: Op Ed Caveman
  11. Feb 8, 03:55    Re: Op Ed  cliffski 
  12. Feb 8, 04:11     Re: Op Ed BatAttack
>> 15. Feb 8, 06:16     Re: Op Ed Warskull
  22. Feb 8, 23:27      Re: Op Ed Kosumo
  13. Feb 8, 04:13   Re: Op Ed BatAttack
  18. Feb 8, 15:13    Re: Op Ed wtf_man
  19. Feb 8, 17:20     Re: Op Ed Warskull
  20. Feb 8, 17:59      Re: Op Ed DG
  23. Feb 9, 08:36       Re: Op Ed vrok
  24. Feb 9, 13:29        Re: Op Ed DG
  25. Feb 10, 07:44         Re: Op Ed vrok
  21. Feb 8, 18:15      Re: Op Ed wtf_man
  14. Feb 8, 04:56 Re: Op Ed Z9000
  16. Feb 8, 11:57 Re: Op Ed Wiwi Jumbo
  17. Feb 8, 15:07  Re: Op Ed DG


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