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Pirates are not hackers and software piracy is also the Government’s fault

In January 2011 Italian newspaper Repubblica published an article that, from its very title, sends the message hacker = computer criminal, and hints that every online download is piracy, be it music or software (quoting, of course, the Business Software Alliance...) The truth is that a lot of illegal installations of proprietary software in families, schools and small businesses only happen because they are forced to do so by lack of laws imposing open standards.

 

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