Computer Piracy

Imagine for a second that you are a softwrare developer creating a new piece of software that you plan to sell to the public so they can use it for individual purposes only. Then you log on to the internet and see that your new creation is being downloaded by hundreds, even thousands of web surfers. Welcome to the illegal world of computer/software piracy. Computer/Software piracy hurts all businesses, consumers, innovation and those who have jobs. Piracy is an $11.4 billion dollar industry. That is 40% worldwide. Piracy is a serious crime and needs to be dealt with in a serious and rapid fashion. If you compiled a survey asking people if they knew what computer/software piracy is or ...

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that can contain thousands of dollars worth of products. There are many ways that an individual can commit computer/software piracy. There are six different methods that you can pirate software. The first method of software piracy is called End User Copying. This is the most common method of software/. In order to do this, the individual who purcahsed the software at the local retail/department store must share this product with a neighbour, co-worker, or colleague. An example of this type of piracy is the following: Joe went to his local computer store bought Norton Anti-Virus, installed it on his computer, told his neighbour and installed it on his computer. Just by giving this product to his neighbour, Joe has just caused the developer to raise the price of his/her product. The second method of computer/software piracy is commonly referred to as hard disk loading. This takes place when a computer dealer or company copy and load unauthorized copies of software onto the hard ...

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the distributing of pirated software this is the selling of the software with a motive for large profits. The fifth method of software piracy is over computer networks. A network is defined as a series of computers physically linked to one or more main computers called servers. Each server stores the software for all the computers it serves. Each time a computer accesses the server for a program it copies the program on to the local computer for use. This in itself is legal but the owner of the network must have licenses for each copy of a program that is being used otherwise this is copyright infringement. The sixth and final type of software piracy is known as 'Software Rental.' This ...

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