Free educational software
Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:35 AM
Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:08 PM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:35 AM
They also believe that companies as large and as powerful as Microsoft (and others) would launch a lawsuit against these sites and have them shutdown. Well, I do not know if this has ever been attempted or not. I can only assume that our laws are more directed to the user rather than the supplier. The Internet is not regulated to the degree that freedom of expression is denied or impeded, but I do believe that it is monitored in some ways...ISPs maybe, govt. maybe!!!
What bothers me even more about this, my friends are beginning to buy into our newcomers' reasoning. I am frustrated and I am losing the argument. It is just not right to walk away and let them get burned.
Sorry, for the diatribe, but I needed to vent.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:46 AM
everything they are using as reasoning is false...companies don't just give away EOL software for free, because they'd still have to reasonably support that software. plus if they gave away EOL software, why would anyone buy the new version? just wait for it to go EOL and you get it for free
MS has nothing to do with people selling stuff on the internet, but they DO have a pretty large fraud team that goes around getting sites shutdown for selling pirated versions of their products (or giving them out for free etc..) but the internet is HUGE, and shutting down a website that you don't own takes A LOT of work and A LOT of legal action. so their first action is generally to send the site owner a letter asking them to stop, then they have to wait for a response, if they don't get a response they have to send ANOTHER letter, and another, then they can take it to court, then the court has to look at everything and make a decision, then the ISP has to actually take the site down. at which point the person on the other end just starts a new website and the process starts all over again
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