Essay on Software Piracy
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What is Software Piracy? 1
Various Forms 2
Legal Issues 3
Student Awareness 4
Factors Toward Software Piracy 5 Advantages and Disadvantages 5 Motivating Factors 5 Corporate Scenario 6
Software Piracy: Affecting the Economy 7 Taking Profit from Companies 7 Taking Jobs from Employees 8 …show more content…
æ Hard-Disk Loading- is when a business or individual sells a computer that has illegal software installed.
æ Software Counterfeiting- is the ¡§illegal duplication and sale of copyrighted material with the intent of directly imitating the copyrighted product¡¨.
(BSA, Types of Piracy, 2005) Again, software piracy has many forms, but only two sides to its legality. It¡¦s either wrong or right.
Software piracy greatly threatens the software industry. Piracy is not only considered a copyright infringement, but also a violation to the law. Such laws have existed since the early sixties. Although computer programs were not granted full protection until 1980, the United States Copyright Office began recognizing software as a ¡§form of literary expression in 1964¡¨ (Davy, 2004, para.12). By 1990, copyright holders were given full authority over renting, leasing, or lending of their property through the Software Rental Amendments Act (Davy, 2004, para.12). In 1992, penalties were developed for copyright infringement. Such penalties involved ¡§imprisonment for up to five years,