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.
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