Those breaking in from the outside should be told before they can do any damage that they must not proceed any further. The more barriers that can be placed in the way of a hacker the better. Anyone who is forced to bypass a number of security checks will be unable to claim afterwards that they did not intend to do so.
Copying computer software, or software piracy, is now a criminal offence under this 1988 Act. The Act covers stealing software, using illegally copied software and manuals and running purchased software on two or more machines without a suitable licence.
This Act gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the right to control the ways in which their material may be used. This Act provides the same rights to authors of computer programs as to those of literary, dramatic and musical works.
Quite often, organisations will purchase software licences to cover the number of workstations on their network. They then neglect to buy additional software licences as they buy more workstations. A particular concern is criminals who “pirate” software, copy the software and documentation and sell it cheaply.