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Wired: Focus on Software Piracy Problem

Apr 10, 2003, 16:00 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Lately, the business software industry feels like a bit of an also-ran next to Hollywood's much-spotlighted war on piracy.

"'We tend to have gotten a little bit lost in the shuffle,' said Bob Kruger, vice president of enforcement for the Business Software Alliance. 'The spotlight now seems to be shining elsewhere and people shouldn't conclude from that that software is not any longer being pirated on a significant scale, because it is.'

"But Bradley Kuhn, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, called BSA's use of the word piracy 'propaganda' and 'an analogy way out of proportion...'"

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