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How to Protect Your Digital Goods From Piracy

Posted: June 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

When you’re selling digital products, you benefit from the absence of inventory and shipping, but you get piracy as a constant threat instead. It is remarkably easy for someone to steal your intellectual property — music, designs, eBooks, software — and distribute it under their own name.

The numbers associated with piracy are staggering. Microsoft estimates that piracy costs the software industry $491B each year. Another estimate pegs the loss between $200 to $250B within the US alone.

Regardless of the numbers, one thing is clear: theft can be a serious problem when you’re selling digital products.

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TRYING SOMETHING NEW: DIGITAL ARTIST PAT SCOTT

Posted: April 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Design | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Pat Scott isn’t afraid to try new things. At nearly 98 years old, she’s a wiz with Photoshop and loves using mobile apps to draw portraits of her friends. 

While it’s common to imagine people her age playing bridge or bingo, you can often find Pat in her office diligently playing with Photoshop, retouching images and designing greeting cards for loved ones. Or you may see her sneaking photographs of her neighbors and friends so she can duck away and use those photos to draw portraits on her iPad. Pat doesn’t call herself an artist, but she’s been making art her entire life. She moved from the dark room to the iPhone and from paint to digital when she moved into her two-bedroom apartment in a retirement community—and didn’t want to ruin the carpet.

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