Comment on WPF(World Pirate Forum) Agenda 2030

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Example: Microsoft tried to stop piracy of Windows in the 90s, but they stopped. Windows became a household name, people bought Apps for it, Office, games etc. If they stopped pirates, many would have gotten a competitor like Linux installed. That would not bring them additional money anyway. Plus their dominance means they can get licensing fees from developers and spend less on Marketing. Its more profitable to work with pirates.

Now they let pirated versions of Windows update themselves to legal ones, offer free licenses and software

Same with Napster leading to creation of platforms like Spotify and Youtube