a study suggesting that increasing copy protections could generate jobs and tax revenue:
stop firing people all the time could also generate or at least preserve jobs, but I guess Microsoft and others won't like my proposal.
nations with the lowest piracy rates had the largest IT sectors
total crap. now, I am no economics expert, but I know that capitalist economy works this way: if people have enough money for consumerist purposes, they will spend this money and boost economy. if economy experiences a boost, people will get more money and again, in a circle, will consume and strengthen economy. Meaning, not piracy hurts economy, but rather bad economic situation generated piracy. because, if people don't have money, they still have the urge to consume, so how do they solve this problem? they consume by means of piracy. Meaning, if the business sector wants to break out of this vicious circle, they should force stupid G. Bush to deal with economic issues, not with Iraq. same is true for german chancellor and for Putin in Russia. They all try to divert public attention away from the inner issues by concentrating on outer issues, and in the meantime piracy increases CDFreaks, please add "quote" button to the reply box, otherwise I have to write quote tags myself everytime I quote something, this annoys me
[edited by WRFan on 04.04.2003 00:42]