Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 14:01:30 -0800
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Subject: Re: Fwd: MS Software
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JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM on Wed, Dec 20,
2000 at 10:49:28AM -0700
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on Wed, Dec 20, 2000 at 10:49:28AM -0700, Jack Hamilton (JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM) wrote:
> "Bernard Tremblay" <imaginasys@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >Hi Mand,
> > You offer has been forwarded to Microsoft Piracy department. I hope they
> >will take action and that you will be rewarded from your piracy efforts.
> I'm surprised that Microsoft has a piracy department and admits it.
> An anti-piracy department I could easily believe.
Actually, tacitly encouraging illicit use of their software then
offering sweetheart "forgive and forget" deals to convert to legit
licenses is a reasonably sound business policy. It's somewhat hindered
by the existence of equivalent, quality, free alternatives.
I'd say Microsoft has a very active piracy department, in one form or
And while we're at it, here's something for the economists in the group:
diagram why software piracy reduces consumer software prices. This is
<hint>Simply and Demonstrable</hint>.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
Evangelist, Zelerate, Inc. http://www.zelerate.org
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal