Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Mac Daddy, Jun 19, 2009.
A miraculous thread resurrection indeed.
And we're all such pros that we all absolutely need to have Photoshop? If you're a pro, Photoshop will easily pay for itself, otherwise you might consider a career switch before you starve. And non-pros are 99% of the time just as well or even better off with some other, simpler and cheaper tool. Some, like GIMP and Paint .Net are even free. (Which does lead us to one of the bigger often repeated lies in the whole piracy story though, and that is that 1 pirated copy = 1 sold copy lost. Not even close, not even 10 to 1 I would think.)
There is some truth in this, the industry often plays very dirty to extract as much money as possible from the honest customers. I just stumbled upon this (taken from engadget, whole story on Ars Technica):
I just want to say that I think these people "must" know the risks involved. 1.92 million fine ain't no walk in the park. That's serious spending cash. To be fined that much you would have had to have had a large syndicate working for you.
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