Copyright Ingringement

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Copyright Ingringement

  1. 1. Software Piracy Name : Chandrakant Nimbalkar Roll No. : 40
  2. 2. Meaning <ul><li>The copyright infringement of software (often referred to as software piracy) refers to several practices which involve the unauthorized copying of computer software. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stats <ul><li>China is the world's largest producer of pirated products, including software. The Business Software Alliance estimates that in 2006 82% of the PC software used in China was pirated. </li></ul><ul><li>India ranks 43 rd in the world at 69% of Software piracy rate.* </li></ul>* Source www.nationmaster.com
  4. 4. Activities that may constitute infringement <ul><li>Creating a copy and/or selling it. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a copy and giving it to someone else. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a copy to serve as a backup. </li></ul><ul><li>Renting the original software. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Laws <ul><li>The law says that anyone who purchases a software copy has the right to load that copy onto a single computer and to make another copy &quot;for archival purposes only.&quot; It is illegal to use that software on more than one computer or to make or distribute copies of that software for other purposes unless permission has been obtained from the copyright owner. Software piracy is a federal offense and constitutes copyright infringement, regardless of whether it is used for sale, free distribution, or personal use. </li></ul><ul><li>If you pirate software, you may face not only a civil suit for damages and other relief, but criminal liability as well, including fines and jail of up to five years for a first offense, and ten years for a second offense. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bragg.army.mil/18ABN/software_piracy.htm </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Effects of Copyright Infringement <ul><li>Software piracy is illegal due to the potential economic loss that it inflicts on the copyright owner. Software authors argue that even if it is assumed that only a portion of those infringing the author's copyright would ever have bought the software, the author would still suffer a theoretically economic loss as a result. Standards being adopted. </li></ul><ul><li>Software authors suggest that copyright infringement negatively affects the economy by decreasing the profits that allow for further development and growth within the software industry. The U.S. Is the country most affected, as they provide about 80% of the world's software. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example of a Pirated Product. <ul><li>The picture shows a pirated copy of windows vista operating system. This software is worth about Rs 10,000 , which is sold at few hundreds at a gray market. </li></ul>

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