Software Piracy

What is
The PC industry is just over 20 years old. In those 20 years, both the quality
and quantity of available software programs have increased dramatically.
Although approximately 70% of the worldwide market is today supplied by
developers in the United States, significant development work is occurring in
scores of nations around the world. But in both the United States and abroad,
unauthorized copying of personal computer software is a serious problem. On
average, for every authorized copy of personal computer software in use, at
least one unauthorized copy is made. Unauthorized copying is known as software
piracy, and in 1994 it cost the software industry in excess of US$15 ...

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is the prices of the
REAL thing. Just walk into a CompUSA, Electronics Boutique, Computer City,
Egghead, etc and you will notice the expensive price tags on copies of the most
commonly used programs and the hottest games. Take the recent Midwest Micro
holiday catalogue for example and notice the prices. Microsoft Windows 95: $94,
Microsoft Office 95: $224, Microsoft Visual C++: $250, Borland C++: $213, Corel
Draw 7: $229, Corel Office Professional 7: $190, Lotus Smartsuite 96: $150,
Microsoft Flight Simulator95: $50, Warcraft 2: $30. The list goes on and on and
the prices for the programs listed above were only upgrade versions. Users of
the software listed above include anywhere from large companies like AT&T to
yourself, the average user at home. Although a $30 game like Warcraft 2 doesn't
seem like much, by the time you finish reading this paper, it will seem like a

Ease of Availability

Since the law states clearly that making a copy of what you ...

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Why Are They There?

Why is there pirated software on the net? There could only be two
possible answers. Either the people who upload these files are very nice people
or they do it just because its illegal and browsers of the web like us wouldn't
mind taking our time to visit these sites to download the software. What they
get out of it is the thousands of "hits" their sites get a day which makes them
very happy.

Anonymous and Account-Based FTP Sites

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP sites are around so that
people can exchange software with each other and ...

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