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Preventing software piracy with crypto-microprocessors
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Abstract A crypto-microprocessor executes a program which is stored in cipher to prevent it from being altered disassembled, or copied for use in unauthorized processors. Each instruction, just before it is executed, is deciphered by the crypto-microprocessor under

Factors influencing software piracy: Implications for accountants
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Software companies in the United States lose an estimated $3 billion a year to the illegal copying of software, commonly referred to as software piracy. The risk of potential lawsuits by software developers, the lack of documentation and support, and the risk of

Does social learning theory condition the effects of low self-control on college students'software piracy
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Abstract Although researchers have examined software piracy using several correlates and theories, it is not clear whether low self-control has an effect on software piracy and if social learning theory can condition the effect that low self-control has on college students'

An application of deterrence theory to software piracy
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Although the research on software piracy is growing, criminologists have not examined the role of deterrence in software piracy. Using data collected from 382 undergraduate students attending a southeastern university, this study examined the role of deterrence in reducing

Software piracy among college students: A comprehensive review of contributing factors, underlying processes, and tackling strategies
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This article reviewed empirical studies published in the past 30 years that examined software piracy among college students. It focused on three areas of study:(a) major factors that affect college students' intentions, attitudes, and moral intensity regarding software

A taxonomy of methods for software piracy prevention
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Abstract The illegal copying of software-usually known as" software piracy"-is a major concern to the software industry, who estimate their losses due to piracy at over $10 billion per year. A wide range of theoretical and practical methods have been developed to

Gender differences in software piracy: The mediating roles of self-control theory and social learning theory
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Abstract To date, researchers have shown that males are more likely to pirate software from is to determine if low self-control or social learning theory can reduce the gender gap in

On software piracy when piracy is costly
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Abstract The pervasiveness of the illegal copying of software is a worldwide phenomenon. However, the level of piracy across various markets as well as across various countries varies a great deal. In some markets (countries), we observe rampant piracy while in some

The impact of software piracy on economic development
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Abstract This paper investigates the relationship between overall economic development, as measured by the United Nations' Human Development Index, and software piracy. The question is pertinent because various multinational organizations have implemented

Socialization and software piracy: A study
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Abstract We examine the role of age, gender, and work experience on the propensity to buy, share, and use pirated software. These demographics are key properties of the cognitive-developmental, gender socialization, and occupational socialization theories.

Network externality and commercial software piracy
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Abstract Contrary to the earlier findings under end-users piracy where the existence of strong network externality was shown to be a reason for allowing limited piracy, we find when the piracy is commercial in nature the optimal policy for the original software

The European software piracy: an empirical application
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Abstract This paper provides empirical evidence on the link between piracy and software protection, taking piracy determinants in cross country regressions as basic reference. For

Software piracy: A study of formative factors
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Software Piracy: A Study of Formative Factors Cira H. Villazon, Nova Southeastern University Paul Dion, Nova Southeastern University ABSTRACT Previous research studied on information ethics have addressed the issue of misuse of computer technology through the concepts This study examines three cultural predictors of attitude towards software piracy: Long Term Orientation, Power Distance and Individualism-Collectivism. About 80 University students in each of five countries (Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and USA) were surveyed

Entertainment pirates: Understanding piracy determinants in the movie, music and softwareindustries
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These results are confirmed in a study by Marron and Steel (2000), who compare Park and Ginarte's index with average software piracy statistics from 1994 to 1997. This last consideration is especially true in the case of software piracy.

Determinants of worldwide software piracy
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Abstract Software piracy or 'softlifting', the unauthorized use or illegal copying of computer software seems to be a persistent and truly global phenomenon, in spite of international efforts to reduce it. Could the battle against it be won by just merely accepting international

Determinants of software piracy: Evidence from Far East countries
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ABSTRACT This research investigates the determinants of software piracy using panel data analysis. Our dataset contains eleven countries in the Far East during the period 1995 to 2006. Our major empirical result shows a negative relationship between software piracy

Why software piracy rates differ. a theoretical analysis
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ABSTRACT The pervasiveness of the illegal copying of software is a worldwide phenomenon. However, the level of piracy across various markets as well as across various countries varies a great deal. In this paper, we develop a theoretical model to explain this feature. In

Software piracy: exploring awareness of the law as a determinant of softlifting attitude and intention
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Abstract Software piracy, the unauthorized copying of computer software, poses a significant threat to the computer industry. In recent years, progress has been made to reduce software piracy. However, computer software is greatly susceptible to theft and

Piracy in a two-sided software market
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ABSTRACT This paper studies the impact of software piracy in a two-sided market setting. Software platforms attract developers and users to maximize their profits. The equilibrium price structure is affected by piracy. License fees to developers are lower with more piracy

Why Do Software Manufacturers Tolerate Piracy in Transition and Less Developed Countries: A Theoretical Model
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M Kunin 2004 vw3.cerge-ei.cz ABSTRACT This paper provides an explanation as to why software manufacturers from developed countries tolerate widespread copyright infringement in less developed countries and often even offer local versions of their products. In a simple two-period framework, I

Software bullet is sought to kill musical piracy
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The record companies are exploring options on new countermeasures, which some experts say have varying degrees of legality, to deter online theft: from attacking personal Internet connections so as to slow or halt downloads of pirated music to overwhelming the

Software piracy and its impact on social welfare
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Software piracy involves usage, copying, selling and distributing computer programmes without the permission of its producer. Software piracy is an illegal activity and in Estonia the issues related to that area are regulated by the Copyright Act. Ever since the dawn of

Individual And Social Reasons Behind Software Piracy: An Analysis Of Previous Studies
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ABSTRACT Software piracy is one primary area of the issue of copyright infringement. Before advanced technology and high speed Internet, software piracy was carried out by copying disks or other types of physical objects, but now almost all types of software piracy take Y Chu, J Ma International Journal of Business and Systems 2009 Inderscience This study investigates the extent of relationships between the cultural and economic development levels in a given country and software piracy and spending rates by using the structural equation modelling technique. When analysing both developing and developed Most research on software piracy has been based on a vision of pirates as free riding individuals trying to justify their illegal and illegitimate behaviour. However, some authors have questioned this premise and have shown piracy to be conducted by people whose

Strategies to combat software piracy
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J Misra 2000 cs.utexas.edu ABSTRACT It is impossible to combat software piracy as long as the machines on which the programs execute are indistinguishable; then, any program that can execute on one machine may be copied for execution on another machine. Recently, hardware

Software piracy in egypt
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ABSTRACT This paper develops the first applied econometric model to examine the efficiency of existing enforcement measures and legal framework on prevailing software piracy rates in Egypt. Hence, it can be used as a tool when discussing new policies concerning the

An empirical examination of global software piracy: Pricing and policy implications
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RK Chellappa, Y Chen Goizueta Business School 2006 bus.emory.edu ABSTRACT Piracy threatens the very existence of the global software industry, and there is relatively little understanding of the impact of so called benefits of piracy, and the efficacy of legal strategies at a global level. Our research combines analytical approaches to

Study of Sony Anti-Piracy Software Triggers Uproar
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On the heels of the Internet uproar over security concerns with its copyright-protection measures, the company that developed the software for recording-industry giant Sony BMG Music Entertainment says it is providing computer users with a" patch file" that will mitigate

SOFTWARE REENGINEERING PIRACY ISSUES OF CODE TRANSLATION BY END USER
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IS Patel, VA Verma International Journal of Research in IT 2012 euroasiapub.org ABSTRACT The reengineering of softwar e was described by Chikofsky and Cross in their 1990 paper as" The examination and alteration of a system to reconstitute it in a new form". Less formally, reengineering is the modification of a software system that takes place after

The impact of piracy on prominent and non-prominent software developers
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ABSTRACT This paper studies the impact of software piracy on prominent and non-prominent software developers in markets based on a two-sided platform business. We show that prominent developers may gain and non-prominent developers may lose from piracy. The

Piracy and Network Externality An Analysis for the Monopolized Software Industry
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MC Chang, CF Lin, D Wu Proceedings of the Second 2004 moe.ecrc.nsysu.edu.tw ABSTRACT In this paper, we propose a model to analyze a monopolized software industry. In particular, the model considers the software with the property of positive network externality and consumers' income distribution. By analyzing the monopoly's optimal price decision,

The Repercussions of Software Piracy: Damages, Approaches of Control, and Benefits from Reducing Piracy Rates
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E Arslan 2006 content.grin.com Copyright infringement of software vastly known as software piracy has become an economical menace. Particularly, the East Asian parts are the basic distributors of unlicensed software and denote the highest piracy rates world wide. The counterfeits have

Ethical Decision-Making, Religious Beliefs and Software Piracy
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This research examines the relationship between an individual's religious beliefs and ethical decision-making with regard to software piracy in a scenario-based vignette. The structural equation model (SEM) is used to identify this cause and effect relationship. The research Today, software piracy is an issue of global importance to businesses and software developers. Software piracy has been a major problem and costs billions of dollars worldwide annually. Ever since the invention of the internet, and the increasing speed at

The Empirics of Informal Markets: Determination of Piracy Rates in the Software Industry using Panel Data
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A Sol s 2005 files.nyu.edu ABSTRACT The paper introduces a model of software piracy where the piracy rate depends on three categories of explanatory variables: returns on the legal sector, factors that either promote or hinder software piracy and countryspecific observables that can affect piracy

Distributed Co-ordinator Model for Optimal Utilization of Software and Piracy Prevention
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VK Sharma, SAM Rizvi, SZ Hussain International Journal of 2010 cscjournals.org ABSTRACT Today the software technologies have evolved it to the extent that now a customer can have free and open source software available in the market. But with this evolution the menace of software piracy has also evolved. Unlike other things a customer purchases,

Comparing software piracy in South Africa and Zambia using social cognitive theory
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ABSTRACT This study examines cross-national differences in relation to software piracy between a Zambian and a South Africa student sample on components of Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory. The sample was selected based on the vastly different software piracy

Is Software Piracy a Middle Class Crime
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ABSTRACT This paper analyses the relationship between income distribution and software piracy rates. The empirical analysis is carried out for a sample of 71 countries in a cross- country context. Income inequality is measured by the Gini coefficient and quintile shares.

Determinants of Multimedia, Entertainment, and Business Software Copyright Piracy: A Cross-national Study
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HL van Kranenburg, AE Hogenbirk 2003 fabrice.rochelandet.free.fr ABSTRACT This paper examines cross-national variations in piracy of US copyright related products in the multimedia, entertainment, and software industry. To determine which economic, legal, and social factors cause the considerable differences in piracy of US

Back to software'profitable piracy': the role of information diffusion
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ABSTRACT Can software piracy be profitable for a software editor We tackle this issue in a simple model where software is an experience good and where the potential users can choose to adopt or pirate software or to delay their adoption. In that context, we show that

Approach to Piracy by the Software Industry and Organization Theories
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ABSTRACT Organization theories consider themselves capable of explaining every situation organizations may be exposed to. This paper discusses the ability of mainstream theories to understand the influences produced by actors in the industry who are not

Piracy in commercial vs. open-source software competition
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ABSTRACT I develop a model to study competition between a commercial software provider and a free-of-charge open-source software substitute in the presence of network externalities and software piracy. Whenever the commercial software product is endowed

Software copyright and piracy in China
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J Lu 2009 repository.tamu.edu opposing software piracy. As a result, both forces of conformity and resistance were found to coexist within 1 Software piracy in China .. 4 Theoretical approaches .. 6

An Analysis into Software Piracy Prevention
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PA Ciszak, J Lai, N Tai courses.ece.ubc.ca ABSTRACT The issue of software piracy has existed for several decades. Full-time developers dedicate their lives towards creating software in order to make a living. Many insist that software is a form of intellectual property and that the quality of certain products could not

Demographic Factors Affecting the Behavior of University Staff in Relation to Software Piracyin Saudi Arabia
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N Almazmomi, S Zyngier icita.org ABSTRACT The widespread use of computers and the Internet has provided many advantages to everyday life, but it has also created new opportunities for unethical and illegal behavior such as software piracy. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) and

Economical aspects of software piracy
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J Nemrava titlewww.hackerzvoice.net ABSTRACT Software piracy is a very frequent topic for several decades already. The manufacturers fight with pirates for their rights and the countries fight the pirates to enforce their copyright law. The Business Software Alliance spend millions to send threatening

Design of Software User Identity Module (SUIM) for Preventing Software Piracy
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ABSTRACT This invention proposes a design for preventing software piracy by installing program from the developer's database over a computer network (internet). The user buys Software User Identity Module (SUIM) of any software developer to access the database

The Effects of Software Piracy on Consumers and Software Developers
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A Leinss leinss.com The history of software piracy dates back almost to the invention of the consumer computer itself. Software piracy began when Ed Roberts created a company called the Micro Instrumentation Telemetry System (MITS). Soon after the creation of the company the

Software Piracy at Work Place: Influence of Organizational Culture in the Presence of Various Ethical Orientations
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ABSTRACT Technology in terms of 'information technology'is a revolutionary discovery from time to time. On the similar note, one of the famous issues of IT is the Software Piracy, which has been the talk of the organizations every now and then. Software Piracy ie to avoid the

DESIGN OF SOFTWARE PIRACY PREVENTION TECHNIQUE USING MOBILE AGENT MESSAGING CALL
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K Adu Michael, K Alese Boniface anale-informatica.tibiscus.ro ABSTRACT The rapid development of computer network especially the internet has enabled new software capabilities and wide market interest. The reality that this technology will virtually place all computer users on the internet is a major motivating factor in this

REVISITING SOFTWARE PIRACY USING GLOBE CULTURAL PRACTICES
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ABSTRACT Software piracy emerged with personal computers and is associated with the illegal reproduction, unauthorized use, or downloading of software. Statistics from the Business Software alliance (BSA) note that the software piracy rate is approximately 42%

The Global Threat of Software Piracy
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A LEVINS counte counterfeiting.unicri.it Copying software without the proper licence is clearly a temptation in the age of cyberspace and the Internet. Software can be pirated in any of a number of ways including: end-user copying, hard disk loading, counterfeiting, illegal downloads from the Internet, and

Does National Culture Really Influence Software Piracy
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L Fankh nel leo.fankhanel.de Culture can affect economic decision making in various ways. Business transactions occur more frequently and are more successful when both agents are used to similar customs, speak the same language and trust each other more all of which are factors that make up

Software piracy and social welfare: an analysis of protection mechanisms and pricing strategies
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ABSTRACT Based on a set-up where two competing firms produce software products with respective support packs, we analyze a government's choice of optimal level of monitoring and penalty for social welfare maximization. After simulating the pricing strategies we

Copyright Infringement, Software Piracy, and the Internet: The Struggle to Apply Copyright Law Online
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DP Taylor 1998 teamtaylor.org Background The legal basis of the protections being considered for online intellectual property arise from the Copyright Act of 1976, which provides that the owner of a copyrighted work has the right to control how the work is distributed and reproduced. The courts are

Effective Anti-Piracy Methods to employ in Software Development
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N Jansma nicj.net ABSTRACT Software piracy in today's global marketplace is so common that nearly one-third of all installed software is pirated. Losses from piracy create an intense need for software publishers to implement measures to protect their software and intellectual property.

Determinants of Worldwide Software Piracy Losses
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ABSTRACT This paper studies the determinants of software piracy losses along four major macroeconomic dimensions: Labor force, Technological, Educational and Access to Information using a large dataset available from 1994 to 2010, comprising 109 countries.

Techniques using exterior component against software piracy
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Q Liu Department of Computer Science, University of cs.auckland.ac.nz ABSTRACT Nowadays, software piracy is a major concern to electronic commerce since a digitized product such as software is vulnerable to redistribution and unauthorized use. Diversified practical methods have been applied in order to prevent this piracy. This paper

Education and Software piracy in the European Union.
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ABSTRACT Education can play an important role in deterring software piracy but, at the same time, a higher level of education can increase the ability to use illegal software. We try to answer three questions:(i) More resources allocated to education can prevent software

Issues on System Product, Software Piracy and Network Externality
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MC Chang, MH Chang, CF Lin, D Wu moe.ecrc.nsysu.edu.tw ABSTRACT The computer system (system product) is composed of hardware and a variety of software. The hardware and software are perfect complements. They are the property of network externality. We observe the phenomenon of software piracy in software market

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS IN SOFTWARE PIRACY AMONG STUDENTS
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SS Jamwal csjournals.com The understanding of the de gree of factors for the software piracy would have important implications for software producers for technology policy. In this paper I have studied one of the most controversial aspects of computer ethics which is unauthorized copying of

Software Piracy
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There is an underlying dichotomy in many areas of life between what people believe to be wrong and the actual behaviour that is socially acceptable. One of those areas is software piracy as

A COMPARISON OF ENGLISH VERSUS ARABIC FOR A SOFTWARE PIRACYINSTRUMENT
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DE Douglas, TP Cronan, JM Ali iacis.org ABSTRACT As part of a broader research project directed toward development of a more comprehensive software piracy model, the authors collected two sets of data from students at the Kuwait University. The software piracy instrument was translated from English to

Software Piracy in China
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B Chan, P Barber 2001 certifiedsuccess.com In October of 1991, Computer Software Protection Regulations were enacted. Article 2 of these regulations defined software as a computer program, its source code, its object code, and the text of the code. All of these parts and the software as a whole are regarded as the

UNDERSTANDING CHINESE CONSUMERS IN SOFTWARE PIRACY
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F Wang, WH Zhang Enhancing Knowledge Development in 2006 strathprints.strath.ac.uk SUMMARY China (referring to mainland China) is an important area of study for software piracy. According to the Business Software Alliance (BSA 2004), China had the highest national piracy rate (92%) worldwide in 2003, and ranked the second in software piracy

SOFTWARE PIRACY AND HOW IT IS INFLUENCED BY THE CORRUPTION LEVEL FOR ANY GIVEN COUNTRY. OPEN SOURCE AND FREE SOFTWARE AS
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DP Pop Journal of Information Systems Operations 2010 repec.org ABSTRACT Today's IT world is slowly driving towards open source and open software trends. Even Microsoft is taking such approach with some of its software products (the MSDNAA program is the best example). Although everyone is happy that software is becoming

Comment on" The Nature and Incidence of Software Piracy: Evidence from Windows"
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The growth of the digital economy has also increased interest in the unauthorized use of digital goods. The existing literature has tended for focus either on the issue of whether a particular instance of piracy--unauthorized use--is a net social bad (eg, whether it is a

IMPACT OF ONLINE RENTING ON SOFTWARE PIRACY
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TSY Lee, T HH sdaw.info ABSTRACT Online rental of software is emerging as a new way of dissemination for several major software firms. Compared to outright selling, the renting scheme delivers the software as a service instead of a physical good. Hence, users cannot privately make copies for Every year, software piracy costs billions of dollars to organisations using software as well as those producing software. This has been intensified with the ever increasing ease, speed, and ubiquity with which information-and software-in our hyper connected world

Nonlinear income inequality effect on software piracy
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ABSTRACTs We examine the relationship between income inequality and software piracy rates in the presence of network effects. By the constructions of a theoretical framework, we are able to explain the relationship between income distributions and software piracy rates.

On the competition between Proprietary software Piracy and Free software
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ABSTRACT Publishers of proprietary software confront both the phenomenon of piracy illicit competition and competition from free software. In this paper we show a formal model of a software monopolist in which it is optimal to tolerate some piracy in order to maintain a

Software Piracy and Intellectual Property Rights Protection
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ABSTRACT International software piracy, a major concern for intellectual property owners, is considered in the context of intellectual property rights laws, national cultural landscape, and economic environment. To evaluate the impact of legal and regulatory environments, the

A model of self-reported leniency towards software piracy in Hong Kong
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LK Wai 2004 lbms03.cityu.edu.hk ABSTRACT This dissertation reports the results of the ?rst comprehensive study of software piracy in Hong Kong utilizing the grounded theory approach. Qualitative data were used to generate hypotheses, which were then tested using survey methodology. The results have

Price discrimination: an protection strategy against software piracy
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M Robert diw.de ABSTRACT In this paper, we analyze the new interest of software firms in protection policies against piracy. These firms want to revolutionize safety in the computer industry. However, in the mid-1980s, software firms gradually removed their copy protections. Shy and Thisse (

Competition Strategy between Proprietary and Open Source Software and Intensity of Piracy
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P Pradniwat thailandnce.eco.ku.ac.th ABSTRACT This study attempts to explore the price strategic competition between the proprietary and the open source software and the optimal level of copyright protection as well as the market outcomes in the presence of both software piracy and network

The Role of Cryptography in Combating Software Piracy
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J Bilger courses.cs.washington.edu ABSTRACT Anti-software piracy techniques such as copy protection reached it's height in the late eighties and has been considered a failure by many. An entire cottage industry arose just to crack and release software as fast as possible, mostly for prestige. In this


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