According to a study done by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), software piracy will continue to get worse as the Internet grows. Worldwide revenue loss due to software piracy was estimated at $33 billion for 2004 with about 1/3 of the software used being illegal. But within five years, that number could boom to two-thirds, with the value of pirated software nearing US$200 billion.
Countries with the highest piracy rates were Vietnam, Ukraine, China, Zimbabwe and Indonesia while United States, New Zealand, Austria, Sweden and the United Kingdom had the lowest."
This most likely will affect sample developers as well.
So far it seems that the dongles have been successful in halting piracy. I wonder what other methods are being devised.
Anyone have any thoughts on how to stem the rise of piracy?