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  • Internet Software Piracy
    475 words
    Internet Software Piracy: A Growing Problem While the Internet vastly increases opportunities to sell products and services, it also creates new opportunities to steal software. Indeed, software theft and distribution threaten to undermine the tremendous innovation, jobs and revenue that the Internet promises. Until recently, unauthorized copying of software required physical exchange of floppy disks, CDs or other hard media. But, as the Internet continually gets easier, faster and less expensiv...
  • Harder Copy Protection On The Software Product
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    Software Piracy and it's Effects Identification and Description of the Issue Copyright law are perhaps those laws which are breached the most by individual on a daily bases. This is because one might not know be informed about these law or because not much is done to enforce these law. Also some countries of the world have no Copyright laws. Software Piracy is a breach of a copyright law a sone copies data contained on the medium on to another medium without the consent of the owner of the Softw...
  • Definite Form Of Software Piracy
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    Computer Ethics and Piracy Computer piracy, which is the illegal copying and / or distribution of software, is a serious issue that happens throughout today's world. Software piracy hurts the many computer programmers who make these games, utilities, and other applications. Another form of piracy is hardware, which will be covered in more depth later in this report. Any form of piracy hurts the developers and the retailers who sell the hardware and / or software. That is why it is important to f...
  • 98 Of The Software Market
    289 words
    . Piracy, Counterfeit, Copyrights, Patents. Mean 100% tariffs on all China products imported into the Unites States... Also 2 billion in trade sanctions... This didn't scare the minister of trade He retaliated by imposing trade sanctions himself from beef to mini vans... Were they scared of the American influence? SS Or. Were the Americans being too aggressive? Why Aggressive you might ask. Well I say aggressive because piracy has been growing and is virtually unstoppable... China never set regu...
  • Former Software Pirate In China
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    The American Heritage Dictionary defines piracy as "the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted or patented material". It is a problem that affects companies all over the world. Piracy of software, movies, and music is commonplace in China. China has the second worst piracy rate in the world; about 92 percent of the software in China is pirated (Williams 2004). Various companies and governments have attempted to combat piracy, but they had not seen much success until recent years. Combating pira...
  • Counterfeit Software
    1,216 words
    What is Piracy The term 'software piracy' covers different activities: illegal copying of programs, counterfeiting and distributing software - even sharing a program with a friend. It's important to understand the different software piracy channels, not just to comply with the law but also to protect against bigger economic problems like lost revenue... and lost jobs. OEMs and Resellers Just because the disk says Microsoft or the software came p reloaded on your PC, doesn't guarantee it's legal....
  • Software Piracy Case
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    The Case Heard 'Round the Internet The world has not been the same since the case of David LaMacchia, a former MIT student who was indicted in 1994 for violating wire-fraud statutes, or, in other words, for software piracy. LaMacchia made two websites entitled "Cynosure" and "Cynosure 2", that were connected to the internet from November 21, 1993 to January 5, 1994. On his websites LaMacchia essentially gave internet users access to MIT's Athena workstations, which were comprised of many differe...
  • Software Revenue In The End
    627 words
    Piracy October 28, 1996 Ian Sum Recently, The Toronto Star published an article entitled 'RCMP seizes BBS, piracy charges pending. ' The RCMP have possessed all computer components belonging to the '90 North' bulletin board system in Montreal, Quebec. The board is accused of allowing people the opportunity to download (get) commercial and beta (or commercial) software versions. I feel that the RCMP should not charge people that are linked to computer piracy, because the pirated software offers v...
  • Software Pirates Copy
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    Piracy is usually determined as a seizure of property (ship, airplane or software) that holds no commission from the owner (Piracy 1). It is mostly linked to the dirty, bearded men that sailed the seven seas and robed merchant ships or ships that carried a valuable cargo. This however, was not the case in the late eighties and is definitely not the case today in the nineties. Now software pirates copy software without the permission of the company for their own personal benefits. Since piracy in...
  • Software Piracy
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    Software Piracy Software piracy is the failure of a licensed user to adhere to the conditions of a software license or the unauthorized use or reproduction of copyrighted software by a person or entity that has not been licensed to use the software. Software piracy has become a household word and a household crime and has had a great affect on the software industry. It is a problem that can only be solved by the choices of each individual. The computer software industry is one of the great busin...
  • Fourth Type Of Software Piracy
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    Software Piracy: A Big Crime With Big Consequences Imaging for a moment that you come across an advertisement saying you can meet up with an individual who will break into a store, disarm all of the alarms and will hold the door open for you as you walk inside and take anything you wish. This criminal offence occurs every day on computer systems around the world including the internet. This is a very serious problem and is very difficult to circumvent. Every computer user is both tempted and imm...
  • Illegal Copying Of Personal Computer Software
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    Computer Software Piracy and it's Impact on the International Economy The PC industry is over twenty years old. In those twenty years, evolving software technology brings us faster, more sophisticated, versatile and easy-to-use products. Business software allows companies to save time, effort and money. Educational computer programs teach basic skills and complicated subjects. Home software now includes a wide variety of programs that enhance the users productivity and creativity. The industry i...
  • Five Million Copies Of Pirated Microsoft Software
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    Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary defines piracy as, an act of robbery on the high seas or an act resembling such robbery (885). From this we can define software piracy as an act of robbery on the information superhighway. Many people do not see it as such. Even though the average person would never consider going into a convenience store and stealing a stick of gum, many have no qualms about stealing thousands of dollars worth of software. In a study done by the Canadian Alliance Against S...
  • Crime Of Software Piracy
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    In today's society computers are everywhere, but when someone thinks of a computer they think of it as a way to make life easier. This is true computers have made our life a lot easier and some times harder. The area that computer have improved our life the most is in communication, now we can write talk and hold a video conference anywhere in the world in real time. However, with as many good things that computers bring, they also bring many bad things too. Just as there is, crime in the real w...
  • Unsuspecting New Owner A Software Pirate
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    A Worldwide Problem Software piracy is defined as the illegal copying of software for commercial or personal gain. Software companies have tried many methods to prevent piracy, with varying degrees of success. Several agencies like the Software Publishers Association and the Business Software Alliance have been formed to combat both worldwide and domestic piracy. Software piracy is an unresolved, worldwide problem, costing millions of dollars in lost revenue. Software companies have used many di...

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