What is software piracy Varieties of piracy How it effects Case study Prevention
DEFINATION : Unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted software.
Computer software is a new form of intellectual property. Stealing this property is no different than stealing any other form of copyrighted content, and the punishment for doing so is the same.
Top Five Infringed Softwares1. Symantec Norton Anti- Virus2. Adobe Acrobat3. Adobe Photoshop4. Auto Desk AutoCAD5. Adobe
1. End User Piracy2. Re-seller Piracy3. Internet Piracy4. Trademark/Trade Name Infringement
Copying the same software onto more than one computer. Copying office software onto a home computer. Loaning your software to someone else so that the person can make a copy. Making a copy and selling the software to someone else.
An individual or company who takes one copy of software and deliberately reproduces it with fake certificates so that those who purchase it believe it is being purchased from the company which developed it. Many folks may have the same serial number.
• Distribution of software via Internet.• Fake sites which are set up to distribute pirated software. Trademark/Trade Name Infringement• Improper use of a registered trademark.
Programmers or performing artists lose income when copying is common. Even though large-scale commercial piracy is worse, individual copying is still not ethical.
People buy pirated software without realizing what theyre doing. If you buy Windows, it doesnt belong to you, its Microsofts. Theyre just letting you use it. Pricing that is far below the manufacturers price can be a tip-off, but many people think they are getting a bargain, not a pirated program.
• In general, 43% of the software in use has been pirated.• worldwide dollar losses exceed $11.4 billion with more than 228million business applications pirated.
On the Industry Reduces profits for the software developer. reduces development money for future products.On the Pirate Expense, embarrassment, ethically wrong. Fines up to $250,000. Jail sentence of up to 5 years. payment of legal fees.
Buy from an authorized dealer. Understand what it is you are buying. Check the prices and ask for receipts. Be sure you are given a license. Retain the original media. Call the software publisher.
Business Software Alliance Hot Line (800)688-BSA1 or email email@example.com http://www.bsa.org/ Microsoft Antipiracy Hot Line (800)R U LEGIT or email firstname.lastname@example.org Software Publishers Association -To report Software Piracy (SPA) (800)388-7478 http://www.spa.org/