[Openmcl-devel] CCL images, consumer apps, and piracy

Brandon Van Every bvanevery at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 20:10:21 PDT 2011

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 10:35 PM, Pascal J. Bourguignon
<pjb at informatimago.com> wrote:
> That's my point.  Until your application sells by millions, there's no
> market for a pirate.

Actually the point of difficulty is a hundred thousand unit sales, as
part of an advertizing campaign designed to sell millions.  Stardock's
experience launching "Demigod" was that 120,000 people connected to
their servers, of which 18,000 were paying customers.
 Their servers crashed, and the service disruptions hurt their initial
game reviews.  They went on to do just fine, but the point is it
doesn't take millions of copies for pirates to damage to your

> When there is a market for a pirate, you don't
> have any problem to find a lawyer or a programmer to deal with the
> problem.

Lawyers have no effect on pirates in countries like Russia, China,
Brazil, etc., nor any effect on consumers.  Programmers, well, we'll

Brandon Van Every

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