Microsoft (was Re: Isn't spontanious order overrated?)
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 09:42:44 -0700 (PDT)

Peter C. McCluskey [] wrote:
>A system in which copyright owners funded the enforcement would almost
>certainly have produced the same kind of results.

But their costs would be significantly higher, so would they have more competition thanks to higher software prices, and/or they wouldn't make as much profit and wouldn't have been able to expand anywhere near as fast. Not to mention that enforcement outside the US would be much harder than it is today with compliant foreign governments.