What would you like to do?
How do you avoid software piracy?
· Ensure all new software comes with a license agreement, original disks, and authentic packaging.
· Don't buy software without the appropriate hardware.
· Don't share your password number with the others.
· Educate others.
· Don't buy software without the appropriate hardware.
· Don't share your password number with the others.
· Educate others.
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This happens when a computer manufacturer takes one copy of the software and illegally installs it on more than one computer. We should always look for proper license document…ation while purchasing a new PC.
Software piracy is defined as the unauthorized or unlawful usage, loading, copying, duplication or distribution of software. G.C. Hutson, Chief Executive and Senior Partner … Sadien Intellectual Property, Inc. http://www.Sadien.com
To prevent software privacy you can protect your program with a CD key or a hardware key. This will require people to own the CD and box of the product, only available in stor…es.
its still rampant in our country though there is a bill about anti-piracy but we can't control it... it still continue, Filipino's buy pirated because its more cheaper than or…iginal ones.. because its cheaper than the original and a lot of people are asking for it.
that depends on how you approach the issue. who exactly are you trying to control? if you are trying to control yourself, just stop pirating. if you are trying… to control people you are responsible for, such as your children or employees, you should verbally make it clear that software piracy is unacceptable; let them know that if you catch them they will be punished; hope that they take heed. if you're trying to stop somebody whom you can't control you can contact the Business Software Alliance at bsa.org and they'll be happy to help!
Answer The copyright infringement of software refers to several practices when done without the permission of the copyright holder: * Creating a copy and or sellin…g it. This is the act most people refer to as software piracy. This is copyright infringement in most countries and is unlikely to be fair use or fair dealing if the work remains commercially available. In some countries the laws may allow the selling of a version modified for use by blind people, students (for non-educational product) or similar. Differences in legislation may also make the copyright void in some jurisdictions, but not the others. * Creating a copy and giving it to someone else. This constitutes copyright infringement in most jurisdictions. It is not infringing under specific circumstances such as fair use and fair dealing. In some countries, such as Israel, creating a copy is completely legal, as long as it was done from non-profit intentions. * Creating a copy to serve as a backup. This is seen as a fundamental right of the software-buyer in some countries, e.g., Germany, Spain, Brazil and Philippines. It can be infringement, depending on the laws and the case law interpretations of those laws, currently undergoing changes in many countries. In the US, legal action was taken against companies which made backup copies while repairing computers (see MAI Systems Corp. v. Peak Computer, Inc. (1993)) and as a result, US law was changed to make it clear that this is not copyright infringement. * Renting the original software. Software licenses often try to restrict the usual right of a purchaser of a copyrighted work to let others borrow the work. In some jurisdictions the validity of such restrictions are disputed, but some require permission from the copyright holder to allow renting the software. * Reselling the original software. Licenses often say that the buyer does not buy the software but instead pays for the right to use the software. In the US, the first-sale doctrine, Softman v. Adobe  and Novell, Inc. v. CPU Distrib., Inc. ruled that software sales are purchases, not licenses, and resale, including unbundling, is lawful regardless of a contractual prohibition. The reasoning in Softman v. Adobe suggests that resale of student licensed versions, provided they are accurately described as such, is also not infringing. * Bulletin Board Sharing/Internet Piracy- Albacea et al (2005) states that this infringement occurs when System Operators shares (electronic transfer) copyrighted materials on bulletin boards or the internet for users to download. Copyright infringement of software is extremely common in Mexico, China, Indonesia, Russia, Brazil, United States, Zimbabwe, and several other parts of the world where it operates without restraint. However it is illegal and enforced in most western countries. Most countries have laws regarding copyright infringement of software but are poorly enforced. Answer-- Software piracy, otherwise known as copyright infringement, is one of several forbidden actions that may be taken by the end user of a particular piece of software. Virtually all software programs today carry an end user license agreement, or EULA. Upon installing the software, the end user must agree to the EULA, or click-through-license, before the software will install. The EULA lays out conditions under which the software may and may not be used in keeping with copyright protections. Software piracy involves breaking the EULA agreement on one or more conditions. Some common examples of software piracy are: Making counterfeit copies for sale: While software piracy laws differ from nation to nation, this particular infringement is illegal in most countries. Obscure exceptions might exist for uncommon circumstances in certain countries, such as modification of a program for benefit of the disabled, but in general, duplicating software for the purpose of selling it is the classic definition of software piracy. Making counterfeit copies to give away: Though the United States recognizes "fair use" protection, which can allow protected work to be shared in a restricted manner as an allowable infringement, software piracy goes beyond "fair use." A less interpretive counterpart to fair use is "fair dealing," recognized by nations like Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom. These laws attempt to protect the rights of the end user and the good of society, counterbalanced by the rights of the copyright holder. A protected work that is shared with a neighbor might be considered fair use in some jurisdictions, but lines can be somewhat vague and varied as to exactly where protections end and software piracy begins. Generally speaking, anything that extends beyond personal use is commonly forbidden by the EULA and can bring legal questions into play. Hard-disk loading: Another form of software piracy is selling a computer system with illegal software already installed. Generally, the buyer does not receive manuals, license agreements, or even the CDs or diskettes containing the original program. Internet sharing: Software that is neither freeware nor shareware cannot be legally disseminated online. However, many software programs are readily available over P2P (peer to peer) networks, via binary newsgroups or in chat rooms. This type of software piracy is referred to as warez and has commonly been cracked to make it usable by anyone without restrictive copyright securities in place. Renting software: While libraries and educational institutions can purchase special licenses to rent some types of software, renting software in general is illegal and a form of software piracy. Unrestricted client access: Installing software on a server without a network license and allowing clients to access that software is considered software piracy. OEM/Unbundling: Selling OEM (original equipment manufacturer) software separate from the hardware it comes bundled with is another form of software piracy. Using personal software for commercial purposes: Many software programs are free for personal use, but require a license for commercial use. Using shareware beyond the trial period without paying for it: According to most shareware EULAs, a user must either pay for shareware or uninstall it after the trial period to avoid software piracy. Tampering with the copyright of any software, including freeware: Even freeware can be the subject of software piracy, when the copyright is illegally changed or the program is illegally modified then redistributed. The redistributed product does not require an original price tag to qualify as pirated software. Arguably, the most controversial form of software piracy relates to what many people consider simple 'personal use' -- buying a software program, then installing it on more than one personal machine. Some software licenses prohibit this, a restriction that many consumers see as corporate greed, especially where 'non-optional' programs such as operating systems are concerned. In many cases this has aligned otherwise law-abiding citizens with hackers and crackers when they seek ways around the specific copyright security provisions that they see as unfairly restrictive. Software piracy is reportedly costing the software industry an estimated US$10-$12 billion annually, with most of the piracy taking place outside the United States. About $6 billion is attributed to Asian losses, while another $3 billion falls to Western Europe. The United States accounts for about $2 billion annually, the least of any country. Software piracy in the United States is estimated to be about 25%, or one of every four commercial programs. To avoid software piracy, read the license agreement of every software program carefully. Public domain software is the only type of software that can be modified, changed, redistributed or used without restrictions.
Because people want to get things without paying for it. So if they can simply get a copy of something, that is what they will do.
The main advantages of software piracy are the fact that it is inexpensive, in many cases there is no cost at all, you can get it for free, another advantage is that it is… easy to find. The big disadvantage of software piracy is that it is illegal.
Software piracy is a global phenomenon, not just one event. Ergo, its not just something you can decide to stop globally, rather it needs to be a collective effort to stop it.… The first step, of course, is to eliminate your own involvement. Don't download music, files, or software illegally, and avoid surfing on or supporting sites that allow piracy. Secondly, spread the word. Get your friends in on it, and get them to also join the piracy boycott. Good luck!!
The five types of software piracy are: 1.End user piracy 2.Internet piracy 3.Pre installed software piracy 4.Counterfeiting 5.Online auction piracy
Piracy is the illegal reproduction (copy or counterfeiting) of work such as software, recordings or motion pictures. With the advanced evolution of technology, piracy has beco…me easier and, at the same time, more prevalent. Protected music can be downloaded from the Internet without paying for it. Computer software can be programmed by cheap workers offshore copying the design behind the original software. Although most know about software piracy, many people don't fully comprehend its impact
The penalty for software piracy would depend on the severity of the offense. The penalty can be up to $100,000 per title in a civil lawsuit for copyright infringement. If fo…und guilty of a criminal violation, the penalty can be up to $250,000 per title and up to 5 years in jail.
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Software piracy is against the law in India under the Indian Copyright Act of 1957. It prohibits the reproduction and distribution of software without the owner's consent.… The punishment is fines or imprisonment.
Really, it's because they like piracy in someway. There is likely not one reason for everyone; here are a few possible reasons: 1. They gain from piracy. … 2. They don't think that piracy is wrong in any way. 3. It's so much easier to pirate than buy something. 4. They are apparently from a place where it is impossible to buy the product, and therefore feel this justifies pirating. 5. They live in a country where either there are no laws against pirating, or there are only weak laws against it. 6. They, "Wouldn't have bought it anyway." 7. They believe content creators either don't gain from the sales, or don't lose from piracy, and it is therefore okay to pirate. 8. They don't care enough about content creators to buy their product, and may even demonize them. (i.e. "Content creators are all money grubbing companies that have enough money anyway.") 9. They believe piracy actually helps content creators (in some way). 10. They believe piracy is actually a benefactor to the world (i.e. it causes technological advancement, helps the economy, is good for society). 11. They don't think piracy is "technically" illegal. 12. They think everything should be free. 13. They believe piracy is okay because the product "costs too much" 14. They believe the content doesn't belong to content creators but to society, and therefore should be free. 15. They are only "testing" the software and will buy it IF they like it. 16. People tell them piracy is good. In this author's opinion, however, there has never actually been a cogent reason.
One of the better ways is to make the software free and sell support services to wealthier customers like corporates. This completely eliminates piracy. Conventionally softw…are is protected with a password which is registered with the copyright owner. Passwords can be matched to one copy of the software so pirates have to pass on the same password for the pirated copy. This approach can be improved by making the installation software sense the environment in which it is installed and including a summary of that data in the installation. Thereafter the software and password only works for a specific machine, so piracy is seriously crippled. If the software periodically automatically re-registers with its copyright holder, through the Internet, then duplicates of any copy can be identified. The copyright holder can then signal to pirated copies that they be remotely shut down or partially disabled.
A risk? Many risks! Aside with the loss of revenue for the producers, thus reducing investments in innovation and business growth (that can be in some way compensated by the… wider market adoption of the software), there are immediate practical risks. Here are some: Illegal copies of the software are not certified by the official producer, and often come with malware inside. There is the risk of non compliance to the anti-piracy laws, thus putting at risks your company and your business. Missing support: shoud you have any trouble, you cannot call anyone to solve the problem. Etical and cultural risks: if you use and allow the use of illegal software, you accept to violate the rights of other people and push other to do so. How can you expect that the law protects you, if you do not the same for the others?