Movie Piracy Equals Theft
Unauthorized access and distribution of movies, songs, games, or whatever has a royalty due is pure piracy ("Nelsonville, Big Brother, And Me," June 30, p. 72). If you went into a store and drank a Coke, putting the empty bottle on the shelf, isn't that stealing? Is sneaking into a movie theater theft of services? It's all the same.
We've got to do something. Perhaps we need to start at home. Get back to teaching the values we were brought up with, where if you broke the rules, you got punished. Jeff Hall
Senior Marketing Manager, IBM, Hilton Head, S.C.
Let me see if I've got this right ("Worried Yet?" June 23, p. 20): Charles Phillips, VP of Oracle, said that the only way Oracle can get clients to use its software is to buy the companies that make the software that people want and then force them onto Oracle's software by not supporting or updating the software people wanted in the first place. Huh? Larry Spisak
CEO, Systems Group Consulting, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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