What is Software Piracy?
Piracy is the unauthorised possession, distribution, copy and/or use of copyrighted or patented material.
Common Types of Software Piracy
|End-User Piracy||Unauthorised copying of software programs purchased legitimately.|
|Client-Server Overuse||Too many employees on a network at any one time using a central copy of software permitted by the licence.|
|Internet Piracy||Software downloaded from an unauthorised source on the internet.|
|Hard-Disk Loading||Software programs pre-installed by vendors who sell computers without providing the accompanying software licence.|
|Software Counterfeiting ||Reproducing and/or distributing counterfeit or unauthorised software, often sold over the counter or the internet.|