Software Piracy: A Primer

Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Mahamadou Tembely, Sarhan M. Musa


Due to increasing use of computer and the Internet, there has been a rise in illegal copying of software. Software piracy is the unlawful reproduction and distribution of software. The ease with which software is pirated is creating a vexing problem for software publishing industry. Today software piracy is costing software industry billions of dollars annually in lost revenues. It may even force some companies to go out of business. This paper provides a short introduction to software piracy.

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