Software Piracy And Its Effects Essay

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Software Piracy and it's Effects

Identification and Description of the Issue

Copyright law are perhaps those laws which are breached the most by individual on a daily bases. This is because one might not know be informed about these law or because not much is done to enforce these law. Also some countries of the world have no Copyright laws. Software Piracy is a breach of a copyright law as one copies data contained on the medium on to another medium without the consent of the owner of the Software. When one buy a software one buys not the software content and therefore it isn't ones property. Instead one buy the license to use the software with accordance to the licensing agreement. Software companies invest a lot of time and money in
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Analysis of the Impact of the Issue

Software program is a service just like any other service the difference that this service come on a medium from which one can make copies. Software are could be judged as begin expensive but one wants them but doesn't want to pay for it or can't afford to therefore one could be judged as begin a theft. Office 97 from Microsoft required 3 years to develop and Microsoft invested Millions of
Dollars. Microsoft will rely upon legitimate sale of this product for income and upon that judge on future versions of their product. If people don't pay for the program but make pirate copy Microsoft doesn't earn a cent and therefore could be force not to make future version of the product. This would mean that the
Computer Industry growth would be halted and that one will not be expecting newer technology on Software as the Companies will not have the initiative to bring out better product if the don't get anything out of it. Unfortunately many people aren't able to see these as many pirates copies are made but also more importantly also used. Society doesn't see Software Pirates as thieves or criminals that could be because one to makes illegal copies in order not to pay.
In Economical these means that if a companies can't make money it will eventually have to go bankrupt these would mean that people will lose their
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