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NCJ Number: 98822 Find in a Library
Title: Thou Shall Not Dupe
Corporate Author: Assoc of Data Processing Service Organizations
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc of Data Processing Service Organizations
Arlington, VA 22209
Sale Source: Assoc of Data Processing Service Organizations
1300 North 17th Street
Arlington, VA 22209
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This pamphlet highlights the illegality and adverse consequences of softlifting and software piracy, when employees make copies of software for their own use or a friend and when organizations consciously or unconsciously allow this to occur.
Abstract: The introduction emphasizes that unauthorized duplication of software is simply wrong: it violates the U.S. Copyright Law and unfairly deprives software developers of revenue they are entitled to receive and need to improve their products. The pamphlet explains the U.S. Copyright Law and its penalties for unauthorized use of software. Myths and facts about software focus on software pricing practices and rationalizations for software piracy. It states that legitimate software users as well as developers are paying for theft and that new products will not be financed unless investors feel that they will receive a reasonable return on their investment. Actions that the Association of Data Processing Service Organizations are taking to reduce piracy through increased public awareness, stronger copyright laws, and serious law enforcement are reviewed. A model organizational policy on software protection is included.
Index Term(s): Computer software; Copyright laws; Fraud and abuse prevention measures
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