The high price tag on programs drives the black market. What seems like a reasonable cost for a product like Adobe CS3 to a company in the US is really impossible for someone in a developing country to afford. For example, you could buy two Asus Eee 701s for the same price as a legal copy of Adobe CS3. The high price tag does enable Adobe to hire great programmers who do an excellent job on their product. But many more people want to use their product than can afford to pay the high prices. It must be an economics problem that can be attacked by hundreds of researchers.
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