StarForce Survey Results
How do you feel about protection of copyright in the IT industry?
We have just closed a very interesting poll on our website.
Visitors had four questions to answer regarding their attitude towards copyright protection in the IT area.
Most visitors (76.25) believe that copyright needs no protection whatsoever.
The second opinion was left far behind – 15.7% voted that authors should receive decent payment for their work.
The third answer leaves programmers even less optimistic. Only 6% believe that authors should find another job and write software during their free time.
Radical pro-copyright voters are in minority. As of today only 5.7% think that there should be no free software at all.
Altogether 6850 participated in our poll.
Even though most visitors of StarForce website think that developers should fully rely on the end-users’ honesty, we have a slight positive tendency towards the times when copyright will be respected. We must continue educating users about online distribution of software and multimedia products.
The problem remains – people download things and it doesn’t even occur to the most that they are using pirated software.
We can only hope that some day copy protection will become unnecessary because piracy will cease.
About StarForce Technologies
StarForce Technologies (www.star-force.com) is a leading vendor of information protection, copy protection and code obfuscation solutions for software, electronic content and audio/video files. Since 2000, StarForce has been successfully developing and implementing its state-of-the-art security solutions, providing copyright and intellectual property protection worldwide. Two of these solutions were transformed into StarForce cloud services: sfcontent.com protects e-Documents against illegal copying and distribution and sfletter.com secures emails.
StarForce is a reliable and responsible Technological Partner for enterprises potentially incurring losses due to cyber-gangs, hackers, software piracy, unauthorized data access and information leaks. StarForce’s customers are Russian Railways, Corel, 1C, Mail.ru, Aeroflot, SUN InBev Russia, AMD Labs, ATC International, MediaHouse, Russobit M, New Disc, Buka, Snowball, 2Play, GFI, CENEGA, Akella, etc.