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60 Free Essays on Computer Piracy

  1. Piracy

    Piracy October 28, 1996 Ian Sum Recently, The Toronto Star published an article entitled "RCMP seizes BBS, piracy charges pending." The RCMP have possessed all computer components belonging to the "90 North" bulletin board system in Montreal, Quebec. The board is accused of allowing people

  2. Software Piracy and It's Effects

    Software Piracy and it's Effects Identification and Description of the Issue Copyright law are perhaps those laws which are breached the most by individual on a daily bases. This is because one might not know be informed about these law or because not much is done to enforce these law. Also some c

  3. Computer Crimes

    Computer Crime Computer crime is a very broad term. It could mean anything from a total invasion by a hacker into the federal government or just the simple fact of one person letting another borrow a copy of his favorite flying game. Computers are defined in the dictionary as a machine

  4. Computer Software Piracy and It's Impact on the International Economy

    Computer Software Piracy and it's Impact on the International Economy The PC industry is over twenty years old. In those twenty years, evolving software technology brings us faster, more sophisticated, versatile and easy-to-use products. Business software allows companies to save time, effort and

  5. Computer Crime

    Computer Crime Computer crimes need to be prevented and halted thought increased computer network security measures as well as tougher laws and enforcement of those laws in cyberspace: Computer crime is generally defined as any crime accomplished through special knowledge of computer technology

  6. Creativity and Computer Games

    Creativity and computer games In this century, computer game industry is one of the creative industries, which have been increased by people around the world. Over the past 30 years, video games have become an integral part of our culture, and the video game industry has become a multi-billion do

  7. Piracy in the 21st Century

    Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines piracy as, "an act of robbery on the high seas or an act resembling such robbery" (885). From this we can define software piracy as an act of robbery on the information superhighway. Many people do not see it as such. Even though the average person wou

  8. Computer Low

    Introduction Business law is the general field of law relating to business organizations, business structures, and business transactions. Also included in the business law field are issues related to real estate, tax, and the environment. Business law courses are law students, business law are ve

  9. Uses of a Computer

    You want to purchase a new computer system. Your parents are willing to pay for the computer if you explain to them the major parts and functions of a computer system. List and describe the major parts and functions of the computer system A computer is an electronic device that follows instructio

  10. Computer Crimes

    Computer Crimes It's the weekend, you have nothing to do so you decide to play around on your computer. You turn it on and then start up, you start calling people with your modem, connecting to another world, with people just like you at a button press away. This is all fine but what happens

  11. Computer Crime: the Crime of the Future

    Computer Crime: The Crime of the Future English II 6 April 1996 Explosive growth in the computer industry over the last decade has made new technologies cheaper and simpler for the average person to own. As a result, computers play an intricate part in our daily lives. The areas in which compu

  12. Software Piracy

    Software Piracy Software piracy is the failure of a licensed user to adhere to the conditions of a software license or the unauthorized use or reproduction of copyrighted software by a person or entity that has not been licensed to use the software. Software piracy has become a household word and

  13. Computer Crimes

    Computer Crimes The computer has evolved a great deal since its creation over a third of a century ago. The uses of the computer now seem endless. Unfortunately some of those uses include computer crimes. This paper will explore some recent crimes that have occurred and the laws that apply

  14. Software Piracy

    Software Piracy What is Software Piracy The PC industry is just over 20 years old. In those 20 years, both the quality and quantity of available software programs have increased dramatically. Although approximately 70% of the worldwide market is today supplied by developers in the United States, s

  15. Internet Intelectually Piracy

    Intellectual Property Piracy In today=s society technology has made life easier and almost totally automated. You no longer need to go to a teller in a bank to deposit, withdraw, or even cash a check. You can even program a calculator to solve for the c value in an equation in math class. To e

  16. Computer Forensics

    The growing field of Computer forensics came into being as a response to the increasing amount of criminal activity that makes use of or targets computers and the internet. The field of computer forensics is still considered to be a relatively new field developing in the early to mid 1980’s with t

  17. Software Piracy

    Software Piracy Almost everyday it seems , software companys keep pumping out brand new software that kills the day befores in that it is more sophisticated and more in tune with the needs of today's superusers , office users , and home users . Yet , at the same time , the software theft ind

  18. Computer Crime in the 1990's

    Computer Crime In The 1990's We're being ushered into the digital frontier. It's a cyberland with incredible promise and untold dangers. Are we prepared ? It's a battle between modern day computer cops and digital hackers. Essentially just think what is controlled by computer systems, virtu

  19. Software Piracy: a Big Crime with Big Consequences

    Software Piracy: A Big Crime With Big Consequences Imaging for a moment that you come across an advertisement saying you can meet up with an individual who will break into a store, disarm all of the alarms and will hold the door open for you as you walk inside and take anything you wish. Thi

  20. Online Piracy

    Communications Online Piracy 1.0 Introduction In 1998 a software program by the name of Napster appeared on the internet that allowed its users to trade music online. This program moved from it’s mainly university distribution to commuters around the globe and a piracy ring developed at a ph

  21. A Comprehensive History of Computer Languages

    A Comprehensive History of Computer Languages The history of computer languages can be traced back to the 1940's. In that day, the primitive nature of computers forced programmers to write hand-tuned assembly code. This was tedious and demanding. In 1948, a man named Konrad Zuse, published a p

  22. Computer Crime

    Computer Crime by: Manik Saini Advances in telecommunications and in computer technology have brought us to the information revolution. The rapid advancement of the telephone, cable, satellite and computer networks, combined with the help of technological breakthroughs in computer processing spe

  23. Computer Crime Is Increasing

    Computer Crime Is Increasing A report discussing the proposition that computer crime has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. Introduction Computer crime is generally defined as any crime accomplished through special knowledge of computer technology. Increasing instances of white-coll

  24. Modern Piracy with a Brief History

    Piracy is usually determined as a seizure of property (ship, airplane or software) that holds no commission from the owner ("Piracy" 1). It is mostly linked to the dirty, bearded men that sailed the seven seas and robed merchant ships or ships that carried a valuable cargo. This however, was not t

  25. Can the Music Industry Survive Despite Piracy?

    Can the music industry survive despite technologies that facilitate downloading? Various music industry trade groups claim that piracy is killing the industry, and are suing file traders and the sites they use. The piracy of music is not the damaging factor they want people to believe. Record c

  26. The American Movie Industry and Its Fight Against Piracy

    The American movie industry and its fight against piracy TABLE OF CONTENT INTRODUCTION 3 1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION 4 1.1 The American movie industry and movie piracy 4 1.2 Internet piracy 4 1.3 Prevalence of internet piracy 5 2. INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS TO PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  27. Software Piracy

    Software Piracy: A Worldwide Problem Software piracy is defined as the illegal copying of software for commercial or personal gain. Software companies have tried many methods to prevent piracy, with varying degrees of success. Several agencies like the Software Publishers Association and the Bus

  28. Computer Virus

    "Traces of the Stealth_c Virus have been found in memory. Reboot to a clean system disk before continuing with this installation…" This was the message staring back at me from one of the computer monitors at my office. Questions raced through my mind. "Stealth_c?" "What's a system disk?" "How a

  29. Computer Piracy

    Computer Piracy Billions of dollars are lost in the computer industry due to computer crimes. Computer piracy is the number one offense committed by PC users across the globe. Computer piracy is defined as the reproduction, distribution and use of

  30. Software Piracy

    By: Matthew Dick E-mail: romper@start.com.au Software Piracy - Are We Doing Enough? Introduction Imagine that a person offered to break into a software store, turn off all the alarms, and hold the doors open, and allow you to take whatever you wanted from the store. This situation is faced by