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Software piracy a big problem?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on October 21, 2008

Selling pirated software can be big business as well as big penalties. The most common titles are from Microsoft, Office, Windows. I’m sure you’ve spotted a few shop in Sim Lim Square selling illegal copies. Maybe you’ve even purchased a few. Microsoft is a big company, they can afford it right? Is software piracy a bigger problem than we think?

Billions of dollars in revenue are lost due to software piracy every year. File sharing web sites like bit torrent allow for users around the world to benefit from illegal software. The copyright issue spans across the globe and industries.

Despite large corporations efforts to eliminate piracy, hackers always seem to find a way around copy protection. Often new methods of copyright protection is cracked within a matter of hours. However savvy consumers have reported such shops. Often if the deal looks too good to be true then there must be a catch. Remember that money for a legit copy goes towards the development of new features and updates. If you like the software buy it, the real one, not the fake.

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