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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

The computer industry’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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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 11:35
B. b'cos people are not interested in it anyway.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 11:52
agree with psubbu...b it is
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 12:19
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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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 14:09
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. :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2006, 02:20
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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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2006, 03:36
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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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2006, 06:32
This one is a straight (B). Even if the bootleggers didn`t copy the programs, they probably wouldn`t buy them in the first place.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2006, 06:48
B.
This question has been discussed several times
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2006, 08:03
B it is
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2006, 09:38
B it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2006, 21:25
B it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2006, 17:12
Straight B
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2006, 19:01
The OA is 'B'

I was waiting for TeHCM to reply ;)
(just kiddin, sorry for delayed OA)
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2006, 19:07
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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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