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480 wordsComputer Piracy is when software gets copied without permission from the copyright holder. This means that the copyright holder, usually the one who makes the software, will not get any reward for his / hers product. It is illegal to infringe the copyright law and can result in imprisonment and / or fines. There are five types of software piracy. These include: Softlifting: Then is when somebody purchases a single licensed copy of the software and loads it on several computers, contrary to the l...
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Criminal Penalties Software Industry
2,001 wordsIn 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $ 15. 2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $ 5. 1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $ 4. 7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly 85 percent of the software indust...
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Library Of Congress Thomas Jefferson
1,447 wordsHISTORY The Library of congress was established by an act of congress on April 24, 1800. It was originally housed in the United States capitol. The collection, which stared out small at 740 volumes, slowly increased to over 3, 000 volumes by 1814. That year, though, the British along with the capitol burned those books during the assault on Washington. To rapidly replace the collection, Thomas Jefferson offered his personal library to congress at no cost, describing the nature of his books like ...
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Current Copyright And Patent Laws Weak Ineffective
1,062 wordsThe world of today is drastically different from that of twenty years ago. Ideas, life, and technology have changed in many ways. Computers and software have developed significantly since the start of the computer revolution. From the first computer, software has become more important. Our lives all revolve around computers and software. People use them to make math easier with calculators, and use them to withdraw money on the go with ATM machines. However, even with all the technological help ...
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Peer To Peer Rule Of Law
1,835 wordsThe latter half of the twentieth century has seen a dramatic decline in the price of reproduction technologies much to the displeasure of the copyright industry. The technological progression has been virtually unstoppable: the photocopier to the cassette recorder, the video tape recorder to the newly developed recordable CD. The spread of the Internet over the past 10 years has resulted in the new development of the abrupt decline in the price of distribution technologies. The Internet has perm...
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Intellectual Property Rights Peer To Peer
2,284 words... EU copyright directive forbids peer to-peer, claiming it is an infringement of the directive. But not all the European member states have put into practice the directive in national legislation. Though the member state France initially passed two amendments authorizing the exchange of copies on the internet on December, 22, 2005. Later the French government withdrew its amendments and declared it as illegal any P 2 P client evidently aimed at sharing copyrighted material. European law was co...
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732 wordsCommercial Transactions and International Law Computer information transactions play important role in expansion of American national economy. Comparing to 1990, their number has increased by 60 %. The increased complexity of these transactions has prompted National Council of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) to design a new legislation, which would be more effective in dealing with computer information transactions. The new proposed law is called Uniform Computer Information Transac...
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Internet Service Providers Act Of 1996
2,713 wordsCulture & Technology: A Case Study We live in a time where information is only a mouse-click away for a large portion of the country and the world. Up until ten years ago, people had to go to their local library or purchase an expensive encyclopedia set for their home just to obtain information. Now, information is free and easily accessible from the home. Why pay five hundred dollars for an encyclopedia set when you can get on the Internet and obtain even more information for free? Also, within...
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Intellectual Property Rights District Court
2,882 wordsDigital Bootlegging and Its effects on the Music Industry Before the advent of MP 3 files it would require 1. 400 megabytes to represent just one second of stereo music in CD quality. MP 3 is short for Moving Picture Experts Group, Audio Layer III. Standard MP 3 compression is at a 10: 1 ratio, and yields a file that is about 4 MB for a three-minute track. In 1987, Prof. Dieter Seitzer of the University of Erlangen created the MP 3 format to replace pre-existing MPEG audio coding. The reason MP ...
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Rolling Stone Magazine Difficult To Understand
2,640 wordsCopyrights are designed to provide some form of protection against unauthorized use of original informational materials. The rapid shift of information production and distribution to electronic form, with its corresponding ease of copying, naturally makes copyright-dependent industries nervous. Much talk in the news and on the net these days is about the future of copyright law, a law developed in an age of print and now perhaps too tied to that medium to have ready application to today? s infor...
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Vicious Circle Copyright Law
865 wordsCanadas Copyright Law Canadas copyright law is one of our hardest laws to enforce. The reason the police have so much trouble enforcing this law, is due to technology. This law is very easy to break, and once broken, it is very hard to track down violators. So although some form of a copyright law is needed, the one we have has, too many holes to be effective. There are three main ways in which the copyright law is broken in everyday life. They is audio / video tape copying, plagiarism, and soft...
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Breaking The Law Cd Sales
1,105 wordsBREAKINGDebate On Napster 65279; NAPSTER: BREAKING THE CONSTITUTION The Napster software, which launched in 1999, allows people to share digital music files (MP 3) between each other. This Internet program has sparked a historical debate about copyright law and the Internet. Copyright owners strongly believe that sharing these files via Napster is stealing (TIME). Downloading music against the wishes of an artist or producer is breaking the law. Some believe that it is not stealing or illegal...
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Compact Disc Previously Mentioned
3,904 wordsMany of the products we buy today are no more than large collections of zeroes and ones. High-priced software, high-quality music, and valuable reference material such as computerized databases or CD-Rom encyclopedias are commercial products like any other, but the media of their transmission makes them different in at least one aspect: it is possible to copy them freely, or at least extremely cheaply. A compact disc of Elvis Costello and the Attractions is different from, say, a ham and swiss s...
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Recording Industry Association Recording Companies
3,028 wordsMP 3 s: Friend or Foe? MP 3 s, a breakthrough in technology or are they just another bomb waiting to explode on us? Some say they are good while others argue that they are not just bad, but horrific to musicians that want to make it to the top. MP 3 s are used widely by teenagers on their home computer, usually illegally and are constantly being threatened by the producer of the music. Billions of dollars are being lost due to the Internet craze of the MP 3 technology mainly because no one is bu...
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Intellectual Property Rights Mp 3 Files
2,056 wordsNapster Napster Napster s Battle Napster has become a part of all most every individuals vocabulary. It can be argued that Napster is the same blank tapes, meaning that both can record music from the original format and be used to play later. Also, people who think that Napster should be shut down say that it is taking money away from the artist and their royalties. It is subject debated; whether or not Napster has violated the copyright laws set forth by the record companies. This is to be dete...
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Software Piracy Quot Microsoft
2,220 wordsSoftware 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. This criminal offence occurs every day on computer systems around the world including the internet. This is a very serious problem and is very difficult to circumvent. Every computer user is both tempted and imm...
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