How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Piracy and Hobbies

Is it really piracy if you download copies of industrial level software for use at home, merely for fun purposes? Like professional level image or sound editting software? The target customer is a company. If I d/l it, and don't use it for production (its intended use), am I really violating copyright? Technically yes, but am I violating the spirit of copyright? I would argue no, I'm not cutting into profits, because I'd never pay for the software, and I'm not in the target market of the software. My possession of the software is a non-entity in the market.

Just a random thought.

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