February 22, 2003
Where The Pirates Are is another interactive map for today, this one showing "piracy" rates for various countries.
Very interesting and highly informative, despite the fact that it reports some extremely dubious figures. All the "loss" figures are a load of crap. There is no way most people would really be buying all that software and movies at the official prices. How many people who are willing to download Photoshop for free would pay $600 for it? In Pakistan? It hasn't even been proven that file sharing and "piracy" are actually causing any losses at all. Last I checked having a bigger audience/user base was a good thing.Posted by Abe at February 22, 2003 04:28 PM