CD-R's Increase Software Piracy

from the it-all-depends-on-how-you-look-at-it dept

A new study being released today claims that cheap CD-R’s have led to an increase in software piracy. What the study (or at least this article) fails to point out is how many of the people who have a pirated game would have bought the game otherwise? In my mind, that’s not piracy. Those people are not lost sales. What the industry really needs is a way to do some form of dynamic pricing based on how much someone really wants the game for. If I could only come up with a solution for that…

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...