Classic Computer Magazine Archive ST-Log ISSUE 19 / MAY 1988 / PAGE 8

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Organizing against piracy

I think we all agree piracy is wrong. The time has come to do something about it. I don't want my 520ST to be abandoned by most software companies because of actions by irresponsible computer owners.

As a system operator of a 100-percent clean bulletin board, I am fed up with new callers assuming my board supports piracy. It's gotten to the point where if a BBS does not support piracy, it is in the minority, at least in my area. Almost daily I find someone offering to upload the latest game in exchange for "special access" to the pirate section.

The time has come to form an organization opposed to piracy and to make ourselves known to all pirate groups and bulletin boards. Individual screams seem to fall upon deaf ears. A nationwide organization should be able to. . .be heard and force action to be taken!

I have some ideas and want to hear from others interested in forming this organization. Any readers with ideas, comments, and/or suggestions should write to me at the address below. We've sat around long enough; it's time to make our stand.

Tom Bellucco
52 Hamlin Street
Rochester, NY 14615