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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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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.
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
Software Piracy negatively impacts economic activity, job creation, job retention, and tax revenues.
A 2008 BSA/IDC study on the economic impact of reducing software piracy found that lowering the software piracy rate by ten points over four years could boost the local IT sector's revenue by Dh1.
The fight against software piracy remains an urgent one, and recognising this, the Business Software Alliance has been constantly coordinating with the UAE Ministry of Economy and other government agencies and private organizations throughout the country to tackle the problem.
Hypothesis 1a: Attitudes are more favorable toward digital music piracy than toward software piracy.
Still, the reality is that software piracy does lead to the loss of some revenue, it's against the law and organizations and individuals alike can and do get caught.
Reducing software piracy in Jordan provides the country with various opportunities that include attracting local and foreign investment, creating more highly paid jobs, contributing to the socio-economic welfare of the country and creating a level playing field for businesses to compete fairly whilst focusing on providing customers the best value.
We are continuing to make progress against PC software piracy in many countries, which helps people working in the U.
In a study covering 42 countries, IDC said that if each country were to cut PC software piracy rates by ten percentage points over the next four years, it would generate 600,000 new jobs and EUR141 billion in new revenue while boosting global tax revenues by EUR24 billion.
China has one of the highest software piracy rate in the world.

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