Software Piracy Exposed by Paul Craig

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By Paul Craig

This ebook is set software program piracy--what it really is and the way it's performed. Stealing software program isn't to be condoned, and robbery of highbrow estate and copyright infringement are critical issues, yet it's absolutely unrealistic to fake that it doesn't occur. software program piracy has reached epidemic proportions. Many computing device clients recognize this, the software program businesses understand this, and as soon as you've learn the creation to this e-book, you'll comprehend why. Seeing how common software program piracy is, studying how it's complete, and especially how awfully effortless it really is to do may possibly shock you. This ebook describes how software program piracy is admittedly being performed.

* This e-book is ready software program piracy--what it's and the way it's done
* this is often the 1st booklet ever to explain how software program is absolutely stolen and traded over the internet
* Discusses safeguard implications as a result of over half of the internet's pcs operating unlawful, unpatched, pirated software program

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One member of a warez group told me that he would quit his high paying legal job if he could work as a cleaner at AutoDesk, a Computeraided Design (CAD) software company. “I would spend all night stealing CD’s from people’s desks. I don’t care about the pay. ” I managed to talk to one insider who works at a well-known software company that manufactures document-processing software. For the last few years, he has been smuggling software out of the company and leaking it to a well-known warez group, thereby costing the software company millions in lost revenue.

Around this time, a new era of computer club called Bulletin Board Systems (BBS’) was almost entirely digital, and its members could be physically located anywhere. A BBS was a computer that everyone could dial into using their phone line and modem. Users could connect a modem and soon have access to a text-based, menu-driven interface. Message boards, online chat, file archives, games—BBS’ were what computer users had dreamed of for years. Now they could socialize with other computer geeks from home.

Working is easy if you work for your friends. Suppliers find it easy to be complacent about risk and danger if it is in the name of friendship or family. Therefore, suppliers are made to feel like a valued member of the online family. The motivation that drives suppliers soon becomes clear to me; these are not co-workers engaged in corporate battle, but rather friends working together, having fun, and playing a game. Supplying Guidelines There are strict rules that suppliers must follow. Failure to meet any of the rules will cause sites to decline the release, therefore invalidating the groups’ work and emphasizing their lack of professionalism.

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