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It's hyperbole and good on you for calling it out, hopefully we'll see more shifts away from such behavior.

Here's a relevant quote on winxp's 'pirated' audio,

-- According to Benjamin Kern, attorney at Chicago-based law firm Gordon & Glickson LLC, the use of a pirated version of Sound Forge can result in a copyright infringement claim : "Other legal issues, such as patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and contract breach may also be relevant, but copyright infringement is the most prominent," --

No high seas murder or plundering involved.




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