February 17, 2011

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.