In a maybe somewhat unorthodox message, Francois Dumas, owner and creative director of FSAddon Publishing, welcomes an increasing number of ‘customers’ on his site, coming from the Pirate Bay and torrent sites, apparently to find out what they have just stolen.
“… We noticed a sudden increase in hits coming from those ‘sharing’ sites, most notably from the Pirate Bay, and I thought I might as well address the issue – and the offenders – head on..,” Francois says. “… Interesting fact is that one of the four Pirate Bay founders is giving up apparently (see this article). Three of the four had been convicted to a year in jail already and the site is supposedly being bought soon by yet another Swedish company. We know we can’t stop this, but maybe it helps explaining a little bit about the people those ‘customers’Â are actually stealing from.
We all feel the pinch of the recession, in many ways, but that is no reason to steal from your neighbor, your boss or your favorite software developers….”.
Read Francois’Â message on the FSAddon website here.