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 as
one copies data contained on the medium on to another medium without the consent
of the owner of the Software. When one buy a software one buys not the software
content and therefore it isn't ones property. Instead one buy the license to use
the software with accordance to the licensing agreement. Software companies
invest a lot of ...

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Brand name are
properties of their respected companies and they have the right to protect their

Understanding of the IT background of the Issue

Software is contained on disc or on a CD-ROM. Pirates copy can easily be made of
Software on disc by copying from one disc to another disc. For CD-ROM one needs
a CD-ROM burner or one copies the content onto a large hard disc and then on to
a floppy disc. There are some underground bulletin boards ( BBS ) that contain
pirate software. A user who logs on to one of these BBS can download Full
version of Pirate Software provided one too can give something in return. On
the Internet there are binary Newsgroup such as alt.binaries.warez, WWW pages
and FTP sites that also contain Pirate Software. On the Newsgroup the Files are
send upon request from anonymous users. As a result people who have access to
the Internet can retrieve these Software Program free of charge. The person
posting the Pirate software could be from a countries ...

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Added: 10/6/2004 04:21:08 AM
Category: Computers
Type: Free Paper
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