Re: Due to Re-Format of C: Drive (Annual Chore) can I get url of
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Wed Feb 4 17:45:37 EST 2004
In article <Xns9482B8B14520Err8xca at 18.104.22.168>, Randolf Richardson <rr at 8x.ca>
> "David Butler <ob1dbNOSPAM at spamcop.net>" stated in spamcop.help:
> > The other BETTER reason may be if one downloads a lot of content from
> > binary groups. If there turn out to be pirated items or images of
> > questionable legal content mixed in with whatever one WAS trying to
> > download, this creates a potential legal liability, especially in a
> > business computer. (IE, a staff member using a machine to download porn,
> > pirated software, whatever...)
> My solution has been to turn down business from potential clients who
> knowingly pirate software or intentionally violate the law. So far it has
> worked well for me; clients who pirated software and really wanted me to
> provide computer support services (because of my qualifications, and strong
> recommendations from people they know) would have me come up with a plan to
> get their software legal. Before starting any work, one of my requirements
> is that they demonstrate their sincerity by purchasing at least one
> software package in order to rectify the piracy situation, and then commit
> to how often they're going keep purchasing the needed licenses until
> everything is legitimate. All ShareWare software must also be registered
> if it has been used for a period beyond what it allowed by the accompanying
> license agreements.
I agree. I "try" software when I need something new sometimes but then buy in if it
iis what i need.
My ONLY exception: I won't buy Microsoft unless it is bundles with a computer. Bill
Gates has enough money of mine, sorry!
> One common problem I've come across as well is that people are
> pirating music. I always recommend they switch to iTunes, and take the
> time to explain why it's wrong. In most cases, the users didn't know that
> they had to pay for the music because they thought it was just like
> listening to the radio (in a nutshell, the radio stations pay large
> licensing fees that are funded by their advertisers).
You are talking to a record producer and recording & acoustical consultant here.
> You need to decide if you really want to associate with people who
> don't take the law seriously, or if you want to risk being scrutinized by
> the law should the company you keep ever get investigated.
> Staff members who download pirated software should be reprimanded
> immediately. The same would certainly happen to an employee who
> intentionally violated some other law not relating to computers, but not
> generally thought serious enough to warrant firing.
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