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What is computer piracy?
Illegal copying of software for sharing within the group, or friends, clubs and other groups, or the same and resale. The large scale production loses billions of money each year because of piracy, although it may seem innocent to install an application on a few of other machines (soft loading), it may shatter the use of a small software company.
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Computer software piracy is the unauthorized use of computer software. Installing a single use copy on multiple computers, downloading cracked software from the internet, …and purchasing bootleg copies of software are all examples of computer software piracy.
There are a number of disadvantages to computer piracy. 1. It is illegal. You do not want arrested, sued, or have your computer equipment confiscated. 2. It cheats those w…ho produce products and in turn robs the market of innovations. If you don't have the money to make better products, you won't be able to do so, and the public won't have as many options. 3. It causes product inflation. If 10% of your product's users are stealing it, then you have to add 10% or more to the prices to make up for that. Raising the prices may trigger more piracy. 4. Pirated computer software may not work properly. It may contain viruses. Plus, you won't be able to get customer service or take advantage of any warranties. If pirated software damages your PC, then you have no recourse, since neither the hardware manufacturer nor the software manufacturer can be held liable. 5. Pirated movies and music may be of lower quality. One common way of pirating movies is to sneak a camcorder into a theater. Since that is illegal and there are devices to detect that, someone doing that would have to hide the cameras really good. That degrades the image quality. Then as it is stored on many machines and shared online, more degradation may occur through data corruption. By the time you get to see it, it may be low quality, shaky, and have muddled sound. If you get a brand new DVD, the quality and usability will nearly always be great the first time you use it, and if you have problems, you have your receipt and can exchange it for another copy of the same title.
Biopiracy is the illegal appropriation of life -- microorganisms, plants and animals (including humans) -- and the traditional cultural knowledge that accompanies it. Biopirac…y is illegal because, in violation of international conventions and (where these exist) corresponding domestic laws, it does not recognize, respect or adequately compensate the rightful owners of the life forms appropriated or the traditional knowledge related to their propagation, use and commercial benefit. Biopiracy commonly operates through the application of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (primarily patents) to genetic resources and traditional knowledge. For more see the link below.
The authors may go broke and discontinue the software. Or the authors may not upgrade the software as often since they are making little off of it. Future paying users are …impacted too. The prices may increase for the honest customers. They might not have as many features available to them as they would have had if more were honest. Or they will have to fight through copy protection and DRM schemes which make it harder to install, use, and transfer the software to newer computers, all because of pirates.
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.
the headward erosion hat brings about the formation of a river valley is an important factor in a process called stream piracy.
Computer piracy is very bad and can get you put in jail. It depends on the degree of piracy. Go to jail or get a big fine which you had better pay or else! If you get ca…ught, you will be fined. Possibly have your computer taken away. You can pay a great big hefty fine, or you can get your computers taken away.
cause it is stealing or copy right
The impact of computer piracy can result in major revenue losses among all three. Revenue losses can affect everyone sooner or later.
In computer terms, piracy is the copying and distribution of copyright-protected software without permission of the copyright holder. Traditionally, computer piracy refers to …acts committed for financial gain, but more recently the term has been used to pejoratively label filesharing though peer-to-peer networks. People with communist ideology (sharing, caring, equity, etc.) will upload intellectual property onto the internet for others to download free of charge. The effect on corporate companies that produce such merchandise is rather minuscule, so although technically illegal, governments typically don't go beyond posters and commercials to discourage piracy. Companies themselves may take measures, but these are usually limited.
Using a computer to steal something. When you copy a game, music, pictures, movies etc. that are trademarked or copywrite protected property of someone else, it is steal…ing.
A guy in Germany copied off an unidentified song by an unidentified singer and put it as his own song and he had to go to prison for a very long time .
Of course. It is armed robbery and theft to take someone's possessions from them, including a boat. And given the cost of a boat, it would be a felony.
Four things you can pirate: Software, Movies, Songs, and Smuggled hardware. Software includes stuff like Photoshop and Video games, which are done by keygen and cracks…. (why do this? just use open-source....) Movies and songs are done by download, or you actually ripping a DVD and hosting, or walking into a theater with a camera and taping off screen. (iTunes really isn't that expensive) Smuggled hardware is creepy stuff that i have no clue about. Most of it has to do with banned emulation devices.