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Monday, December 28, 2009

Software Piracy Is Not A Crime-Says Who?

Software piracy is not a crime or so some would like you to think. There are many different arguments that are involved in software piracy and even to this day many people are insisting that software piracy is not a crime. One of the main issues that affect whether software piracy is not a crime is the way that you think about crimes. What constitutes a crime to you? If you are speaking in a strictly legal sense then it is not logical to say that software piracy is not a crime and still on the other hand when it comes to the consequences of this piracy it still does not make sense to think software piracy is not a crime.

Anyone who says that software piracy is not a crime has holes in their head. It is clearly a crime if for no other reason than that it is breaking copyright laws. Companies put copyrights on all of their products in order to protect against piracy. This is because they know that if people were allowed to pirate everything they would have to go out of business. Copyright laws are called laws for a reason and that is because they are laws. If you break them then you are breaking the law, it does not get much clearer than that. So how can someone know that and still say software piracy is not a crime? Software piracy is not a crime?? Of course it is!

The other painful aspect of those who say software piracy is not a crime is the fact that if they keep this up they will make all of us law abiding citizens suffer. The prices of software is going up all of the time due to the fact that people still think that software piracy is not a crime. The companies have to make up the money they are losing due to peoples ignorance like thinking the fact that software piracy is not a crime. In this day in age to think that software piracy is not a crime is insane. If it was not a crime no company would have any reason to copyright anything.

No matter how you slice it if you think that software piracy is not a crime you need to read up on copyright laws.

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