[sword-devel] daemon wanted, willing to pay reasonable fee

jonathon jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 12:41:23 MST 2007

Chris wrote:

> No publisher has ever voiced any kind of concern on this basis.

Concerns of that type are discussed privately--- not publicly.
Publishers have yanked licenses because they think that too much
piracy has occurred.  They have also threatened to yank licenses,
because they think that too much piracy is occurring.  They have
denied permission to distribute resources for some Bible Study
software programs,  because they think that they will lose to much
revenue to piracy.

There is a correlation between piracy, and how open the file format of
the Bible Study program.

Eeli wrote:

>Red herring or not, some potential publishers may still consider this as
a real threat.

Publishers are in awkward position.  How to maximize profit,without
losing revenue or being overtaken by piracy. Electronic distribution
is the cheapest form of distribution yet developed.   It is also the
easiest way to lose money, because everything gets distributed without
a royalty payment to them.

>I know too little about the technical aspects of Bible software in
general to say anything sure.

Take a look at the history of the STEP file format.



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