Software Piracy is the activity of copying and redistributing software, computer programs, in violation of copyright. Sometimes this involves "cracking", breaking or working around the parts of the program code meant to ensure that no one copies it illegally. Sometimes it just involves making a copy when the agreement says not to. These redistributed pirated programs are often known as Warez. The Open Directory will not list links to sites that are substantially focused on the distribution of illegal materials. The sites listed here discuss the practice, for and against, and some may even provide information on how to do it, or how to find other sites that distribute the software, but these sites do not distribute the material themselves.
Organization devoted to the protection of proprietary audio software. Helps prevent and stop the illegal use, distribution, and duplication of copyrighted audio software.
Software management facts and free audit tools. Sponsored by the Business Software Alliance.
General information about software piracy and protection; piracy reports of BSA and SIIA. Software security evaluation standards.
A division of the Software and Information Industry Association, provides education and enforcement in dealing with software piracy. Online report forms, anti-piracy news, FAQ, copyright issues, policies, tools, seminars, and publications.
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