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Microcomputer software piracy and the law

Microcomputer software piracy and the law The recent U. S. Supreme Court case BV Engineering v. UCLA copyright infringement litigation illustrates a continuing problem related to software protection (10). The microcomputer software market continues to expand and technology changes at the same time methods of software protection become obsolete and fail to protect developer's interests. With a steady increase in the size and complexity of software, software costs have become a major concern to the user. As a result, the incentive may not be to develop or purchase new software but instead to steal another's creations and infringe upon another's intellectual endeavors (8). Protection of software from unauthorized use has become a major issue of every software developer. This causes a heated battle among software developers, software lock busters and software users. The dispute is over whether users may or may not make copies of their purchased or leased software. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGSAC Review Association for Computing Machinery

Microcomputer software piracy and the law

ACM SIGSAC Review , Volume 7 (1) – Feb 1, 1989

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Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 1989 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
0277-920X
DOI
10.1145/70951.70956
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Abstract

The recent U. S. Supreme Court case BV Engineering v. UCLA copyright infringement litigation illustrates a continuing problem related to software protection (10). The microcomputer software market continues to expand and technology changes at the same time methods of software protection become obsolete and fail to protect developer's interests. With a steady increase in the size and complexity of software, software costs have become a major concern to the user. As a result, the incentive may not be to develop or purchase new software but instead to steal another's creations and infringe upon another's intellectual endeavors (8). Protection of software from unauthorized use has become a major issue of every software developer. This causes a heated battle among software developers, software lock busters and software users. The dispute is over whether users may or may not make copies of their purchased or leased software.

Journal

ACM SIGSAC ReviewAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Feb 1, 1989

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