These methods used in Software Piracy are hard to stop because of the fact it is done on the Internet and between individual form different co... ... middle of paper ... ...e it to unlikely that any new copy protection will not be cracked. To much copy protection could drive away legitimate consumers. Till now politician haven't really looked into the problem of Software piracy and Copyrights very thoroughly as they think that there are bigger problems to solve. Once though legislation are passes and people made aware that Software Piracy is a crime one could see a fall in Software Piracy. In dealing with other country involves a lot of bureaucracy but also a committed government.
Problems Facing the Internet Every new technology has raised privacy issues. Today Internet is raising new issues about privacy and security among others. Right now there are many legal and ethical battles going on about the Internet and yet there are not consolidated laws regulating the Internet. In other words the Internet is self-regulated. Many organizations are trying to come up with laws that will regulate the World Wide Web.
Copying and Counterfeiting It starts with one legitimate, licensed copy of the software, then escalates from there. Internet Piracy The sale of software over Web sites and Auction sites is common and easy, making the Internet the perfect vehicle for counterfeiters. Learn how to protect yourself now. How Piracy Impacts You Pirated software hurts everyone—from the software developers, retail storeowners, and ultimately all software users. Consumers are at Risk Pirated software directly impacts consumers because: · It often lacks key elements and documentation, and it always carries no warranty protection or upgrade options.
The Birth of Napster To The Death of Privacy One of the most debated issues before our society is the issue of internet privacy. Privacy is such a valued concept that in today's world we pay good money in order to keep intruders out of our computer systems and out of our lives. Peer-to-Peer downloading is a major factor to the internet privacy issue. Peer-to-Peer downloading (also known as "file sharing") is considered by Microsoft to be "the act of making files on one computer accessible to others on a network." The original use of file sharing was simply meant for users to send files to one another.
In addition, when it comes to monitoring internet sites, there are privacy problems. Now that the internet is prevalent in the world, the internet becomes the effective way to communicate. Government monitors all websites or files people visited. This act will be an invasion of privacy. To invade the personal date is not democracy but authoritarianism, so destroying the system of democracy.
The same incident happened with the “new and improved” VCR. After fighting some battles, it was made legal for consumers to record from their own home and uses it for personal matters. Again, this situation is similar, but with more strings attached. Napster was thought to be similar to the VCR problem, but with the piracy laws and the government still trying to find ways to regulate the Internet, it became a more difficult battle for Napster to fight. Recording artists were losing money in the sales of compact discs and they were blaming it on the rise of file sharing.
Many programs have been created to stop or try to control it, but it still runs ramped throughout the wires of the internet. Even the government has gotten involved to help control ever growing problem. Something has got to be done, before everyone's personal information is access, and all privacy is lost. Spyware had been titled the largest threat to the internet since spam. The scary thing is, unlike spam, spyware is not always visible to detect and able to be recognized.
The following essay will focus on concerns regarding my future career in computer science and technology field. Mainly, this essay will focus on ways my company will be affected due to the internet. My company could face many losses in terms of money because of peer-to-peer free software distribution as well as torrents, identity theft from my database and due to the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that could prevent access to my website for hours. Peer-to-peer (P2P) and torrents has become a really popular mean to share files across many computers. Most of the distributed software that is shared around the world is pirated.
A slap on the wrist does not hurt, but a quarter million dollar fine and or five years in the slammer for watching a bootleg copy is the real punishment? Actually, there is more consequences than being a literal robber or murderer, and now we have what these anti-pirates call, DRM; polluting the softwares forcing you to agree to the terms of service and provide a legitimate serial you need to buy, before the CD boots. Not to mention for these developers of torrent sites gets convicted even though they do not follow Uncle Sam’s playbook. Most people view piracy as non-threatening like a few computer scientists quoted ‘For ﬁnancial reasons. If I can ﬁnd something, say, for free and everybody ﬁnds it for free, then why pay
Also, what makes a certain piece of software legal in one country but illegal in another? In the US, 321 Studios had to stop making its famous DVD XCopy program, but why and was the software ethical?  All these issues will be covered as well as how ethical the laws are in the respective countries as well as whether or not downloading or copying music is ethical at all. Piracy Laws in the US Downloading Copyrighted Music The biggest issue of piracy in the US lately has been the illegal downloading of music off of the Internet with popular programs such as Kazaa and iMesh. Millions of people have been downloading their music for free rather than paying for it for many years now.