Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Casual Piracy

What all we pirate so casually?

1. Software ( Most of us )
a. Operating system - windows
b. Office tools
c. Adobe DTP or Photoshop tools
d. Others
2. Songs mp3
a. Listening to songs online on raaga, musicmazaa(most of them are not legal I think)
b. downloading from many sites which pose as originals(some clearly say these are pirated)
c. Buy pirated mp3 cds
3. Videos
a. youtube - uploaded without proper permissions
b. watching it online in many unofficial sites
c. downloading
d. buy pirated vcds/dvds
4. Others
a. books/pdfs - being downloaded or bought on footpaths(pirated printed books!!)
b. Games

Can we stop this on a personal level?

Softwares are so expensive to buy :(((
try to buy them when they are in offers n dioscounts(dont buy cheap softwares or OEM versions). Buy laptops or systems with pre installed legal softwares(from brands). This is better.

If not try to use original open source software as much as possible or use google docs or zoho etc(instead of MS Office). Use GIMP(free & powerful) etc instead of photoshop.

Songs can be brought online(not so expensive) . But I coul;d not find any sites that sell mp3 at 5 rupees per mp3(50 rupees per audio cd outisde so 5 per mp3). If I get at this rate I will buy for sure

Movies can be watched at rajshri or teluguone or buy originals at many sites(seventymm or flipkart or teluguone or moserbaer for just 30 to 100 rupees(not at all expensive)

Books are also not as expensive to buy if you really need them. If you need just few pages of it or just some content, you better use google's preview of the books

Lets try to Stop piracy as much as we can!!!!!!!!!