Angry Birds boss: ‘Piracy may not be a bad thing: it can get us more business’
January 31, 2012
Posted by on
Angry Birds boss: ‘Piracy may not be a bad thing: it can get us more business’.
When ever the discussion of piracy comes up, claims are made on both sides. Here’s a data point for the “piracy isn’t the problem it is claimed to be, and sometimes it is beneficial” side of the argument.
Free can be good. The rank of the Kindle book Realms Unreel rank jumped from #72,330 to #3 in free Sci Fi, #8 in free Fantasy, and #198 overall in the first day of free promotion, and is now has a paid rank of #8,328.
Many people in the Tech industry have pointed out that Microsoft would not be the powerhouse they are today if it were not for DOS piracy.
Free can be good.