Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...


Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: Rick (ricknance@gmail.com)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 15:54:15 EST


Well, I think of it as theft of someone's time, and time is money
(WTO, IMF etc.).

The simplest case; You get a loan to take time out from work to write
a piece of software. You finish it. You distribute it. I copy it and
give it to my friends or upload it anonymously to anywhere.

You're screwed and the bank gets your car.

No one gets the upgrades.

r

> Kevin Austin wrote;
>
> > Call it theft and get on with it.
>
> 'Theft' - well, the argument would be of course that if you copy something
> and do not deprive the other person of the use of it, then it ain't exactly
> the same thing as theft.
>



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