software piracy

software piracy
   The illegal copying and distribution of copyrighted software. Copying software, like duplicating any copyrighted material, is illegal.
   In an attempt to discourage software piracy, the Software Publishers Association (SPA) has run several advertising campaigns,includingabillboardshowingapair of handcuffs and the message "Copy software illegally and you could get this hardware absolutely free." The SPA has been successful in persuading companies to inventory their software so that corporations know which software copies they have purchased legally.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • software piracy — UK US noun [uncountable] computing the crime of illegally copying or using software Thesaurus: relating to computer software, systems and equipmenthyponym computer programs and systemshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Software Piracy —   [engl.], Software Piraterie …   Universal-Lexikon

  • software piracy — copying computer programs, bootleg    Software piracy is a crime and we could do time …   English idioms

  • software piracy — copying of software without authorization from the developer, illegal copying of software …   English contemporary dictionary

  • software piracy — UK / US noun [uncountable] computing the crime of illegally copying or using software …   English dictionary

  • consumer software piracy — The unauthorized use, possession, downloading, duplication, distribution, or sale of copyrighted computer software. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. consumer software piracy …   Law dictionary

  • piracy — pi·ra·cy / pī rə sē/ n pl cies 1: an act of robbery esp. on the high seas; specif: an illegal act of violence, detention, or plunder committed for private ends by crew or passengers of a private ship or aircraft against another ship or aircraft… …   Law dictionary

  • piracy — pi‧ra‧cy [ˈpaɪərəsi ǁ ˈpaɪrə ] noun [uncountable] LAW 1. the illegal copying of books, tapes, videos etc: • software piracy 2. the crime of stealing from a ship at sea: • piracy in the Malacca Straits * * * piracy …   Financial and business terms

  • Software Asset Management — (SAM) is a business practice that involves managing and optimizing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilization, and disposal of software applications within an organization. According to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library… …   Wikipedia

  • Software law — refers the to legal remedies available to protect software based assets. Software may, under various circumstances and in various countries, be restricted by patent or copyright or both. Most commercial software is sold under some kind of… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”