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Piracy

1. Robbery committed at sea. Piracy is one of the world's oldest crimes and is a risk in international trade. Captured pirates generally are tried in military courts. A company may insure against injury or loss of goods due to piracy.

2. The act or practice of making illegal copies of copyrighted material. For example, printing copies of a book without the author's or publisher's permission may be piracy because neither receives any compensation for sales. Piracy is a major issue in online commerce. It is common, for instance, for a private user to upload a video to a website and even profit from views of that video without permission from or compensation to the copyright owners. The best way to prevent or prosecute this form of piracy remains a controversial issue.
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Computer software piracy, a significant segment of the larger digital piracy phenomenon (Holsapple, Iyengar, & Rao, 2008), violates IPR and is considered a criminal act under copyright law in both China and the United States.
Presently, software piracy rate stands at around 45% globally and around 60% in Asia Pacific, according to a latest review from BSA.
The height of software piracy is also visible in government offices as majority of computers have pirated versions of Microsoft Windows and all documents are prepared on them.
Resellers and end-users have to realise that software piracy harms a country's innovation and ability to continuously produce intellectual property, which eventually reduces overall economic activity.
BSA conducted its ninth annual study of global software piracy in partnership with IDC and Ipsos Public Affairs, two of the world's leading independent research firms.
Globally, losses from software piracy broke the $60 billion level for the first time in 2011.
progress worldwide in fighting software piracy, but said that more could be
Juma Mubarak Fairouz, director of the Department of Commerce Control, said, "The department is keen on constantly communicating with the private sector to develop various software piracy control mechanisms.
Music piracy is also easier than software piracy because of the greater portability of music files.
com) predicted that lowering PC software piracy by 10 percentage points worldwide over four years would create 600,000 new jobs and $24 billion in higher government revenues.
Piracy in Jordan drops below Regional Average for the First TimeAs part of the Kingdom's continuous commitment to fighting software piracy, the Department of the National Library conducted an enforcement activity on a hard disk system builder in Amman who has been installing pirated software on the machines assembled at his shop.
In 2008, the rate of PC software piracy dropped in about half (57) of the 110 countries studied, remained the same in about a third (36), and rose in just 16.

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