[bmslug] The Market Function of Piracy

  • From: "Praveen A" <pravi.a@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 17:45:28 +0530

The Market Function of Piracy

By Jerry Kirkpatrick

"One study found that users of pirated software sufficiently
influenced — by word-of-mouth communication — eighty percent of the
software's prospects to buy the legal product and another described
several scenarios in which piracy can help increase the sales of legal
products. The pirated product functions as a free sample that the
innovator does not have to fund."


Full story http://mises.org/story/2590


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