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  • 1. Pirated software usage : analysis of state situation and alternative solutions search. Jarve Russian Gymnasium Estonia, Kohtla-Jarve 2008
  • 2. Research « IT-Pirates Among Us »
    • Development and Internet-publishing of the questionnaire “Software usage on the personal computers”
    • Distribution of the questionnaire among the Ida-Virumaa state senior students
    • The data handling and its statistical analysis
    • Exposure of most current importance problems
    • Development of alternative solutions
  • 3. Poll
    • Questionnaire in Russian and Estonian languages is located at
    • http://kjvg.edu.ee/anketa2007
    • Questionnaire contains 20 questions on the subject of “Software usage on the personal computers”
    • The poll was conducted among more than 300 students of 9 – 12 grades from Ida-Virumaa state schools
    • The poll was anonymous
  • 4. Number of respondents
  • 5. Amount of questioned boys and girls Girls Boys
  • 6. Personal computer at home Yes No Going to buy
  • 7. Lot of time is being spent for work at the computer Less then one hour per day 2-4 hours per day All spare time
  • 8. Discuss some questions in detail :
    • Question № 8 What kind of software do you use on your computer ?
    • Question № 11 Are you aware of the danger of using pirated software ?
    • Question № 14 Do you know any freeware analogous of popular licensed software ?
    • Question № 19 Are you aware of copyright protection and responsibility for using pirated software?
    • Question № 20 Your attitude towards computer piracy :
    • Question № 21 Are you going to use pirated software in the future?
  • 9. Question №8 What kind of software do you use on your computer ?
  • 10. Question №8 ( b / g )
  • 11. Question №11 Are you aware of the danger of using pirated software ?
  • 12. Question №11 ( b / g )
  • 13. Question №14 Do you know any freeware analogous of popular licensed software ?
  • 14. Question №14 ( b / g )
  • 15. Question №19 Are you aware of copyright protection and responsibility for using pirated software?
  • 16. Question №19 ( b/g )
  • 17. Question №20 Your attitude towards computer piracy :
  • 18. Question №20 ( b / g )
  • 19. Question №21 Are you going to use pirated software in the future?
  • 20. Question №21 ( b / g )
  • 21. Unfavourable conclusions Despite the fact that most respondents are aware about the possible damage and responsibility for piracy software usage :
    • 75 % of students use pirated software ( BSA research result - only 35% of adults in Estonia admitted that )
    • More than half of students consider, that computer piracy is common nowadays ( most adults have the same opinion )
    • Only 15% of students do have distinctly negative attitude towards computer piracy
    • More than 40% of students are going to use pirated software in future and only a little more than 20% of respondents decided to refuse using it
  • 22. The main reasons of pirated software usage :
    • The high price of licensed software ( unfortunately low wages of inhabitants in our state is the sad but common fact )
    • Accessibility of pirated software ( you could fing EVERYTHING in the Internet )
    • Attitude towards the computer piracy as the proper norm ( weakness of education)
    • Lack of knowledge about free software In our opinion, it is not a problem at all!
  • 23. Free Software or « What and where it is »
  • 24. Open Office
    • Multi-purpose user-friendly office package, compatible to Microsoft Office, which works on different operating systems, and lets the users work with text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases etc.
    • Open Office use does not require any fees and is completely free of charge.
    • http://www.openoffice.org/
    • http://ru.openoffice.org/
  • 25. GIMP Graphics Editor
    • Free, powerful, freely distributed piece of software for image creation, composition and edition.
    • The program supports bitmap and, partially, vector graphics.
  • 26. GIMP useful links
    • Program :
    • http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
    • http://soft.softodrom.ru/ap/p2004.shtml
    • User manual :
    • http://www.gimp.org/docs/
  • 27. Inkscape Graphics Editor
    • Open-source vector graphics editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw or Xara X
    • Imports JPEG, PNG, TIFF and other bitmap files, exports PNG and some vector graphics file formats
  • 28. Inkscape could be downloaded from
    • http://www.inkscape.org/
  • 29. Software, created by non-profit org anization Mozilla Foundation
    • All pieces of software are free of charge and could be downloaded from http://www.mozilla-russia.org/products/
    • http://www.mozilla.org/
  • 30. Mozilla Firefox
    • Modern, full-featured Internet browser, which has profound authority at the market and enjoys wide users’ popularity.
    • Browser is distinguished by the high performance, flexibility, great expansibility, stability and increased protectability.
  • 31. Mozilla Thunderbird
      • Powerful e-mail client, which is based on the same platform as browser.
      • This application includes all modern features, which makes your work with e-mail as convenient as possible.
  • 32. Civilized consumer for civilized society
    • Unfortunately, all of us, to some extent, appear to be participants of the “piratical” activity, even if we don’t use pirated software on our own computers intentionally.
    • There’s no need to blame the people, who don’t scorn to use pirated software. But if we want to live in the civilized society, then we have to obey the rules of the game, which are accepted in it. This means need of use of legal software only, as well.
  • 33. Are you ready to stop using pirated software ?