YouTube's been dealing with "piracy" on the music and television front for since the service was first launched five years ago, but as tech blogger Amit Agarwal recently discovered while searching out software reviews on YouTube, it's also become a hotspot for software piracy.
I was recently looking for reviews of Camtasia Studio 7 on YouTube (that was released just a day ago) and though there weren't any reviews of this popular screencasting app, there were quite a few screencasts on YouTube explaining how to get this $US300 software for free.
People have been sharing product keys, licenses and cracked software on the internet forever, but as Agarwal explains, YouTube's high rank in Google search results has made it prime territory for jolly software pirates. Looks like YouTube may need to find new ways to crack down.
YouTube's Next Big Headache – Software Piracy [Digital Inspiration]