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Software Piracy

conclude their look at piracy in games today with a look at the pirate's lair. They visit IRC channels, news groups and even chat with a former pirate, aptly named Long John Silver. He makes some interesting points, "how many times do people buy full priced software then they find they have to spend hours connected to the Net to download patches because the software is faulty? That's cheating consumers".

They go into detail about how people get their hands on pirate copies of software, or 'warez'. They speak about the kind of people organising the duplication and selling of the software, "With the huge sums of money involved in the software piracy rings, it is no surprise that organized crime has taken an interest in it, sometimes using its profits to finance other unlawful activities"

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