I think it needs to be the same for everyone. How would you ever regulate it? Only the honest people out of the number of people that use it for their business, etc, would give any money for it. Also, if you were the owner of a small software business, you wouldn't want to be letting people use your software for free.
For instance , if you use or you must use software package for educational purpose and you will not earn money via this process you think that it is the same?
Ofcource copyright is a big issue , I believe that if you use a software product and earn money from it Yes you must pay , but if you use a product for personal use and you want it for educational reasons no you shouldn't pay .
It is hard to say what 20 years from now will really be like. Technology should be advanced far more than it has compared to the past 20 years. I think there will be many battles between software companies for the largest market share. It will be interesting to see what happens.
I don't see why copyright laws would not apply to students. If there are copyright laws, they should apply to everyone. No one should be given advantages.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.