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SOFTWARE PIRACY

 What is it? Unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted software  How is it done? Done by copying, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers  Is it legal? No. You can only install a software once or twice. If you make more copies of the software than the license permits, you are indulging in Piracy and thus breaking the law  Making copies of a software for friends, loaning them your CDs or even installing your software CD on another computer are different ways in which piracy is committed

Pirated copies of Softwares being sold in an open market

INTERNET PIRACY
 What is it? Use of the Internet to download copies of pirated software  How is it done?

Auction sites, Peer to Peer (P2P)
networks, social networking sites, B2B websites all contain pirated content

 4 main forms of Internet Piracy
1. Movie Piracy 2. Music Piracy 3. Game Piracy 4. E-books Piracy

MOVIE PIRACY
 Illegal downloading of movies from Torrents for personal or commercial use  Movie producers spend tonnes of money on every movie they produce, but it doesn’t cost much on the part of the so-called “Pirate” to upload these for free downloads  “I prefer downloading a movie at home, rather than watching it in a theatre” is the common sentiment shared by practically everyone today Every year around 1.2 million jobs and billion euros are lost across the globe to piracy

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Sites like The Pirate Bay provide for downloading of Movies, Music, Games and even E-books

MUSIC PIRACY

 You wanna download music? Search for it on LimeWire! Or better still, download the video from You Tube!!  This thinking of most people is proving very detrimental for all artists, across the globe

 Barely a day after an artist comes out with a song, we have it on our Ipods, phones, etc.

Just like LimeWire, Mininova too provides for music downloads

GAMES & E-BOOK PIRACY
 Downloading games from over the internet has become so much more easier and cheaper; everyone does it and the websites for these are plenty  People prefer downloading books too, instead of buying one  The common thinking: “I’m anyway going to read the book only once, why should I buy it?”; “What if I don’t like the game?”  Availability of PDF readers on phones has boosted E-book piracy

E-book Piracy

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