Consequences of using of illegally-copied non-Y2K-compliant software : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Has anyone addressed the impact of the thousands of "unauthorized" copies of non-Y2K-compliant PC software currently in use in the Peoples Republic of China (and in other countries)? Does anyone have an estimate of the magnitude of this problem? How much of this "pirated" software is in use by critical elements of the government/business infrastructure?

-- Brian E. Smith (, January 14, 1999


Hey Brian,

This issue has been raised and I believe it goes beyond PC software. Also, pirated software is a worldwide problem and I've read that Russia, Korea, Taiwan, and India have large amounts of non-compliant, pirated software running on P.C.s. I would think that every country, including the United States suffers from this issue.

Mike =================================================================

-- Michael Taylor (, January 14, 1999.

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