You will see many pirate sites with disclaimers stating "you are legally entitled to make one backup...." etc. But they misrepresent the facts. The law states you may make a backup "Where it is necessary". This clause was added at the time of the 16-bit machines, because of the volatility of floppy discs.
Publishers and developers make mere pennies per sale of an original game.
It is estimated that the industry lost in excess of Â£3 billion pounds to the pirates last year. If you use illegal software, then you contributed towards that three billionâ¦ large sums of that money could have quite easily (and probably has) been invested in the IRA, the Maffia, Triad gangs, money laundering rackets, prostitution ringsâ¦ how do you feel about that?
Originally posted by ExCyber@June 04 2002,03:12
I'm inclined to think that this ELSPA site is a joke.