Software Piracy Exposed

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Elsevier, Oct 7, 2005 - Computers - 400 pages
This book is about software piracy--what it is and how it's done. Stealing software is not to be condoned, and theft of intellectual property and copyright infringement are serious matters, but it's totally unrealistic to pretend that it doesn't happen. Software piracy has reached epidemic proportions. Many computer users know this, the software companies know this, and once you've read the Introduction to this book, you'll understand why. Seeing how widespread software piracy is, learning how it's accomplished, and particularly how incredibly easy it is to do might surprise you. This book describes how software piracy is actually being carried out.
  • This book is about software piracy--what it is and how it's done
  • This is the first book ever to describe how software is actually stolen and traded over the internet
  • Discusses security implications resulting from over 1/2 of the internet's computers running illegal, unpatched, pirated software
 

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Contents

Inside Software Piracy
1
The History of Software Piracy
19
The Suppliers
31
Crackers
61
The Release
95
Sites
109
The Distribution Chain
127
The Piracy Scene
159
The Future of Piracy
209
Closing Notes
223
Attitudes and Reasons
227
Why Software is Pirated
239
Hazards Solutions and Tools
253
Fighting Back
275
Index
297
Related Titles
312

Piracy and the Law
183

Common terms and phrases

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