In 1966 the first software patent was granted! The very wordy: "A computer arranged for the automatic solution of linear programming problems."
Kind of scary how much is pirated!
great history lesson. hahaha microsoft gets pirated like crazy same with adobe. for me i admit it i got a copy of cs3 i dont use photoshop but once a year it doesnt justify the 400$+ price tag.
... if you're not in the graphic design industry or whatever, and you're not using it to earn your money, but just for casual use, then yeah, you'd be crazy to pay insane amounts of money on software like Adobe... ... and if you ARE in the industry, it's probably deductable by tax or your boss will pick up the check, which is part of the reason why the software is so crazy expensive in the first place.
There is no such thing as piracy. What it is, is a market correction.....media. meaning software, music, movies, games, etc. Now has an infinite supply and has an effective distribution cost of zero....in the supply/demand curve this means it has an effective value of zero. Media companies mismanaged budding technologies in the 90s which is why they are where they are at today. Nothing in this world says that your product will continue to be profitable till the end of time.
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