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Software Piracy

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Software piracy is the unauthorized duplication of computer software. Although most computer users today are aware that unauthorized use and duplication of software is illegal, many show a general disregard for the importance of treating software as valuable intellectual property. Copying software is an act of copyright infringement, and is subject to civil and criminal penalties. It's illegal whether you use pirated software yourself, give it away, or sell it. All software is copyright-protected, and the copyright is enforceable for 95 years. Copyright infringers are liable for any damages suffered by copyright owners plus profits attributed to the infringement, up to $150,000 per title infringed, or up to $250,000 and five years in jail.

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