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Software Piracy Isn’t Always a Choice

Paul Stewart of PacketU comments:

Scrolling through Facebook today, I happened upon one of those sponsored links. The advertisement immediately caught my attention for a few reasons. First, I too believe that software developers, like everyone in this industry should be appropriately compensated. Furthermore, customers should pay for what they use in accordance with what they agree to via license agreements. I did find it interesting that the ad went on to encourage employees to turn in their employers and be financially awarded for sharing their knowledge of software indiscretions.

Not all piracy comes from miscreants wanting a free ride. Sometimes, the draconian DRM or licensing requirements require drastic measures to circumvent. And when vendors stop listening, what recourse do we have?

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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