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1 Software Piracy

2 The Impact of Software Piracy By: Andy Ajello

3 Software Piracy What is Software Piracy? Software piracy in simple terms is stealing copyrighted software. This software could be a game, an application, a music CD, or an entire Operating System. Introduct ion Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

4 Software Piracy Common Types of Piracy End User Piracy Client-Server Overuse Internet Piracy Hard-Disk Loading Software Counterfeiting Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

5 Software Piracy End User Piracy Installing a program on multiple computers Copying discs for installation and distribution Example: Buying one copy of Norton Antivirus and installing it on all home, friends, and family computers Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

6 Software Piracy Client-Server Overuse Installing a program on a server and letting too many clients access and use the program Mainly applies to businesses and organizations Example: Towson University has Mathematica installed on its server and all the math computers use it. Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

7 Software Piracy Internet Piracy Websites that make software available for free download Websites that sell counterfeit copyright software Peer-to-Peer networks that enable unauthorized transfer of copyrighted programs Example : Using Kazaa, or a program similar, to download Microsoft Office without paying for it. Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

8 Software Piracy Hard-Disk Loading Loading a computer with illegal software making the computer more attractive to sell to end users Usually only found in small family owned businesses and not major retail chains Example : Loading Windows XP, Microsoft Office, Norton Antivirus, Adobe Photoshop illegally onto a computer then trying to sell it Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

9 Software Piracy Software Counterfeiting Illegal duplication and sale of copyrighted material It is common to find copied packaging, manuals, license agreements, labels, registration cards and security features on these illegal copies Example: Selling copies of Microsoft Office to friends and co-workers Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

10 Software Piracy Piracy in the World The three worst pirating countries are: 1.Taiwan – 7.6 trillion copies, 230 million legitimate 2.Hong Kong – 2.7 trillion copies, 150 million legitimate 3.China – 2.5 trillion copies, 700 million legitimate Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

11 Software Piracy Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

12 Software Piracy Most Pirated Medium With CD burners being available to the masses in late 1999 and 2000; copying music CD’s is the most popular format Copying of Program CD’s is the second most popular. In Taiwan and China, there are streets filled with vendors selling illegal copies of Windows XP, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop Cassettes is the third popular. With CD’s replacing cassettes, piracy of cassettes has fallen. Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

13 Software Piracy Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

14 Software Piracy Ways to Battle Piracy Contact the manufacturer of the product Contact the Business Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) Call NO-COPIES Contact Software & Information Industry Association (www.siia.net) Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

15 Software Piracy OR… Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

16 Software Piracy JUS T Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

17 Software Piracy JUS T DON ’T Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

18 Software Piracy JUS T DON ’T DO IT! Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

19 Software Piracy Arrests involving Piracy On April 23, 2004, three British pirates were arrested after being investigated for releasing software onto the internet for free download. Over 200 computers were seized, which could hold a total of 24 Terabytes Estimated worth of pirated software on computers is estimated to be about $68 Million Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

20 Software Piracy Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary Consequences If committed of software piracy, the pirate could be fined $250,000 per counterfeit software title and jail terms of up to 5 years.

21 Software Piracy Summary Piracy is all around us and companies lose millions of dollars a year because of it With CD Burners readily available, it is getting easier to pirate software The police are cracking down on internet piracy and whoever is involved will get caught Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

22 Software Piracy And… Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

23 Software Piracy PIRACY = BAD Introduction Types Piracy in the World Most Pirated Medium Battling Piracy Arrests Summary

24 Software Piracy The End


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