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# Which of the following best completes the passage below? The

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

The computer industryâ€™s estimate that it loses millions of dollars when users illegally copy programs without paying for them is greatly exaggerated. Most of the illegal copying is done by people with no serious interest in the programs. Thus, the loss to the industry is much smaller than estimated because______

(A) many users who illegally copy programs never find any use for them
(B) most of the illegally copied programs would not be purchased even if purchasing them were the only way to obtain them
(C) even if the computer industry received all the revenue it claims to be losing, it would still be experiencing financial difficulties
(D) the total market value of all illegal copies is low in comparison to the total revenue of the computer industry
(E) the number of programs that are frequently copied illegally is low in comparison to the number of programs available for sale
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B. b'cos people are not interested in it anyway.
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agree with psubbu...b it is
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One more for B.

Premise mentions "copying is done by people no serious interests" => "you wont have any revenue from selling to them anyways"
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I would go with B..

Reasoning behind this is : Loss is less because.... people wont use those programs even when they are sold in the open market...hence that loss is illusionary.
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Straight B.

As said in passage "Most of the illegal copying is done by people with no serious interest in the programs".

Even if copying is stopped then non-intrested people will not buy the software.
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My choice is B aswell.The people who are not interested in using the program are not going to purchase it.
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This one is a straight (B). Even if the bootleggers didnt copy the programs, they probably wouldnt buy them in the first place.
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B.
This question has been discussed several times
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B it is
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B it is.
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B it is.
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Straight B
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The OA is 'B'

I was waiting for TeHCM to reply
(just kiddin, sorry for delayed OA)
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vivek123 wrote:
The OA is 'B'

I was waiting for TeHCM to reply
(just kiddin, sorry for delayed OA)

Yes, what is up with the delayed posting of the OA????????? c'mon now!!!!!!!

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