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  • Mar 18th, 2020 @ 10:52am

    You could all be right

    This could be some BS patent this company is milking to charge a fortune for a cheap part.

    OR this company could have spent millions of dollars on R&D and this high price is entirely justified because this part is more durable/efficient/etc.

    If Microsoft spends $5 billion paying a small army of highly paid software engineers and other professionals to develop their new OS the argument is not they are ripping us off, this software could be pirated for no cost at all.

    Let's imagine this same hospital trying to keep people alive and there is a problem with the licensing server and all their breathing machines go down and the only way to get them going again would be to install pirated software.

    I don't think it would be unreasonable to assume that NOT doing this would constitute negligent manslaughter.