What is Software Piracy?

Written by S. Housley

What is software piracy? There are several kinds of software piracy. The bottom line is when software is pirated,repparttar developer does not receive compensation for their work.

Effects of Software Piracy When software is pirated, consumers, software developers, and resellers are harmed. Software piracy increasesrepparttar 133524 risk consumer's computers will be corrupted by defective software and infected with viruses. Those who provide defective and illegal software do not tend to provide sales and technical support. Pirated software usually has inadequate documentation, which prevents consumers from enjoyingrepparttar 133525 full benefits ofrepparttar 133526 software package. In addition, consumers are unable to take advantage of technical support and product upgrades, which are typically available to legitimate registered users ofrepparttar 133527 software. Pirated software can cost consumers lost time and more money.

Developers lose revenue from pirated software, from current products as well as from future programs. When software is sold most developers invest a portion ofrepparttar 133528 revenue into future development and better software packages. When software is pirated, software developers lose revenue fromrepparttar 133529 sale of their products, which hinders development of new software and stiflesrepparttar 133530 growth ofrepparttar 133531 software company.

Kinds of Piracy End User Piracy - Using multiple copies of a single software package on several different systems or distributing registered or licensed copies of software to others. Another common form of end user piracy is when a cracked version ofrepparttar 133532 software is used. Hacking intorepparttar 133533 software and disablingrepparttar 133534 copy protection, or illegally generating key codes that unlocksrepparttar 133535 trial version makingrepparttar 133536 software a registered version creates a cracked version.

Reseller Piracy - Reseller piracy occurs when an unscrupulous reseller distributes multiple copies of a single software package to different customers; this includes preloading systems with software without providing original manuals & diskettes. Reseller piracy also occurs when resellers knowingly sell counterfeit versions of software to unsuspecting customers.

Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Written by Sharon Housley

Tips for Keeping Your Children Safe Online

By Sharon Housley

Parents are constantly struggling with ways to keep their children safe online. The Internet has a global reach and at this point no bounds, or limitations. Outside of installing filtering software children should be educated in order to protect themselves to this virtual monster. We've put together a collection of ten tips that should be observed while surfing online. Atrepparttar very least these tips will prompt family discussions regarding safety.

1.) When onrepparttar 133523 internet personal information should be kept private. Just because someone asks doesn't mean you need to tell them. When someone asks for personal information, consider how they might use that information and whether it is necessary for them to have it.

2.) If you are conversing with someone online, don't assume that they are being honest with you. Just because they say they're 16 doesn't mean they are.

3.) Do not release your password to anyone, even if they say they are from your online provider.

4.) Overall it is best not to respond to unsolicited e-mail (SPAM), if there is something flagrant or inappropriate inrepparttar 133524 e-mail, consider reportingrepparttar 133525 sender to their Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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