[QUOTE=StormJumper;2604290]If those friends wanted the DVD you created they would have came to you for purchase thus more revenue to you, however when the person who you sold to gave it to them for free means a loss to you
Have a nice day [/QUOTE]
That is a false premise because you are ASSUMING without any proof of fact that the person or persons who have aquired the “pirated copy” would have actually bought the work in question.
or that they had the available funds to have done so.
in court this would and should be objected to on the basis of
"facts not in evidence" and/or “based on supposition.”
[QUOTE=tmc8080;2604372]lolz, I think they’re referring to the fact that Borders had to liquidate after not finding an investor… apparently book sales are dwindling fast. no figures on offsets from audible books and digital media. there’s also no offset from the last of the bookstores (Barnes and Noble) rai$ing prices since they are the only major chain in town. the only thing keeping them in check is online book sellers-- most of which don’t have to collect sales tax if they have no presence in your state.
btw, more money is lost in music & movie revenue than books. this industry has not been hit as much by piracy. generally only the MOST POPULAR or MOST EXPENSIVE items would ever tend to get pirated or worth a pirate’s time to scan or repack book data from original sources (as in decode encryption subscription information) and then release as a pirated “ware”.[/QUOTE]
Borders had an obsolete buisness model that failed in the face
of these three facts:
1)that people simply don’t read books as much as they used to
2)when people do the research to find the title & author of a book they want
it’s only a few additional mouse clicks to have the book simply appear in their mailbox in 48-72hours
3)and while the shift to e-readers is still ongoing that is taking a bite out of borders buisness as well.
For #2 & #3 you can probably blame Amazon.
Amazon killed borders as thoroughly as bad management at dorders did.
How do I know there was bad management at Borders?
They are out of buisness aren’t they?
[QUOTE=justcallmebob;2604481]This why I don’t buy a ton of software or even CDs or DVDs anymore. You buy it, open it and end up not enjoying it or finding out it doesn’t fit your need. You’re then stuck with it.
It is nice to see that more and more software companies are offering the 30 day trials though.[/QUOTE]
Even Microsoft give you a 30-day trial of an operating system before you are forced by "activation"
to lock it to that particular system.
Basically giving you 30days to determine if there are unresolvable conflicts on a particular system
with that new OS, no you can’t return it if you fail, but frankly for what they charge for an OS and all that it does I consider an OS to be a bargin compared to some other software, like Adobe Acrobat or the professional version of M$ office.