The Business Software Alliance, which represents leading software

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					      Software piracy


What is piracy


What types of piracy we
know
 o Softlifting
 o Hard disk loading
 o Renting
 o Downloading:
 o Software counterfeiting

 Disadvatages
  illegal
  lack of tech support from the software maker
  lack of upgrades
  inadequate documentation.
Piracy on the internet
anyone
Anonymity on the Internet

Sources of warez:
WWW
FTP
P2P (peer to peer) . File-Sharing




Organizations against piracy
BSA Tle Business Software Aliance,
SPA




Prevention against piracy
CD-„errors“      x    iso images
Serial-keys      x    key-gens or cracks
Dongles          x    cracks.
Why?

Financial implications
Cyveillance, 2000:
1 in 4 software programs used in the U.S and more
than 1 in 3 programs world-wide have been copied
without authorization.
$12 billion in license fees annually.

International Planning Research Corp, May 2000:
109,000 jobs and $4.5 million in wages were lost to
software piracy.