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    Is Copy Protection Cracking Ethical?

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    Is Copy Protection Cracking Ethical? Introduction There are many types of hackers in the world. One group of hackers focuses on breaking copy protection schemes. Copy protection schemes prevent the illegal copying of software, music, etc. By cracking these schemes, people are then able to use and copy the item without the copy protection preventing or hindering their use. This process is commonly known as cracking and the hackers involved in the process are known as crackers. Cracking is

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    a problem, but even worse is the way it is being handled. Software piracy leads to many companies becoming over-protective about their software and they hire companies like SecuROM, Sony BMG and Starforce. Both companies produce software protection programs and encryptions which sometimes cause problems for the honest user who actually purchased the software. They sometimes go as far as to invade your own privacy by installing surveillance software without you knowing about it. This software

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    International Copyright Circumvention

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    International Copyright Circumvention A little under three years ago, I heard about a case where a programmer had been arrested for a program that bypassed the copy protection mechanisms in one of Adobe's products1. People who have published information on or performed security circumvention in the past, even when done in a non-destructive manner have faced some legal problems. Specifically, it reminded by of the Kevin Mitnick case2 a few years earlier. In that case, a hacker was detained for

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    Digital representation provides better efficiency and accuracy of copying, storing and distributing content via the internet. This improvement of digital technology helped the data to easily duplicated and rapidly delivered to a big number of users with minimum expense. This technology has become the most popular way to distribute multimedia content. Digital Right Management (DRM) is a technology used by publishers, copyright holders to restrict the illegal media conception, copying and redistribution

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    stand as it applies to our world of fashion in the near future. That is because the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) found a champion for the cause they are advocating through Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and his Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPA). Imagine that, a Democrat senator from the fashion capital of our country is trying to throttle our very own fashion industry on the say so of a small group of fashion designers who, led by Diane von Furstenberg

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    Software Piracy

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    companies have used many different copy protection schemes. The most annoying form of copy protection is the use of a key disk. This type of copy protection requires the user to insert the original disk every time the program is run. It can be quite difficult to keep up with disks that are years old. The most common technique of copy protection requires the user to look up a word or phrase in the program's manual. This method is less annoying than other forms of copy protection, but it can be a nuisance having

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    Spyware

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    system or performs other activities hidden to the user.”1 Basically, spyware is a program that runs in the background of a computer, unbeknownst to the user, that has multiple abilities. The most non-intrusive task is using spyware as a form of copy protection. Intuit, the company that produces the popular tax program TurboT... ... middle of paper ... ...eve Gibson, “The Anatomy of File Download Spyware,” Gibson Research Corporation, <http://grc.com/downloaders.htm> (4 March 2003). 6. Jason

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    My Definition of Success

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    Everyone has his or her own definition of success. I personally feel that success is the self satisfaction of achieving the goals we have set in our lives. In order to accomplish these goals, the individual struggles very hard and makes many sacrifices along the way. I am fortunate to have two people in my family whom I consider are perfect examples of success. The first person is my aunt. Her name is Dr. Julia Garcia. She's the person that I admire the most. She comes from a hardworking middle

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    a copyright law as one copies data contained on the medium on to another medium without the consent of the owner of the Software. When one buy a software one buys not the software content and therefore it isn't ones property. Instead one buy the license to use the software with accordance to the licensing agreement. Software companies invest a lot of time and money in creating a Software and the company rely upon the sales of the Software for it's survival. If illegal copies are made of Software the

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    the blueprints of the circuit design. Francis copies the design so carefully he mistakenly believes the color of the paper is important to the design of the circuit. Francis is set on mindlessly copying the blueprint he does not realize what the circuit design is for, and what is does. Brother Francis thinks regressively. The monks copy out the blueprints, and then do nothing with them. As a society we do the same thing today. In school students copy notes off the blackboard blindly, they do not

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