Do you have strong feelings on the issue of software piracy? Want to win prizes
by expressing them? Then read on...
Business Software Alliance (BSA) in association with Redbrick are putting
on one of DCU's biggest debates this year. The motion for this debate is:
"Software Piracy - Will it drain the lifeblood of Ireland's fastest growing
This debate deals with the issue of software piracy and not only its effect on
the industry but also the moral issues behind it. The act of pirating software
is illegal but is it merely a product of overpricing on the part of software
companies? Is this reason a good enough one to force companies out of business
through piracy? Is software too expensive to begin with?
We are currently seeking anyone (students/lecturers/alumni) who would like
to participate in this debate, so if you have strong opinions on this subject
and a good head for debating, please mail bsa-debate at lists.redbrick.dcu.ie with
occupation/faculty and a synopsis of your main points for debate (100 words
Closing date for entries is the 13th of April. 12 people will then be
picked from the submissions (2 teams of 4 and 2 alternates for each team) and will go on to
debate on the 20th of April!
If you are one of the lucky people to get through to take part, you'll be
informed by the 13th of April, and will be in with a chance to win big prizes!
Also, BSA and Redbrick will be conducting a survey on software piracy from
7th until April 19th, so don't forget to have YOUR say. Check back on
http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie for further details
- Debate motion: "Software Piracy - Will it drain the lifeblood of Ireland's
fastest growing industry?"
- 12 people will be chosen, 2 teams of 4 and 2 alternates per team
- Closing date for submissions : 10th April
- Notification date: 13th April
- Debate date: 20th April
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