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3 items tagged “piracy”


Apple shows us DRM’s true colors. The EFF reviews the various places that Apple still applies DRM (including locking iPhones to carriers, licensing authentication chips for iPod accessory vendors, preventing OS X from loading on generic PCs) and concludes that “the majority of these DRM efforts do not have even an arguable relation to ’piracy.’”

# 18th January 2009, 10:16 am / apple, drm, eff, iphone, ipod, osx, piracy


[In Mali...] The outcome of this rampant illegal software copying is that Windows is seen as "the first world standard" and any attempt to push a cheaper alternative is strongly resisted. They consider it trying to cheat local people out of getting the same quality of software that is used in the developed world, even though it's a legal way of getting quality software for free.

Jeremy Allison

# 9th December 2008, 8:03 am / africa, jeremy-allison, linux, mali, open-source, piracy, windows


It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not. Are you kidding? You can get the real thing, and you get the same price.

Bill Gates

# 11th July 2007, 3:09 pm / bill-gates, china, linux, piracy, salon