What Is Software Piracy

What is software piracy according to Indian law?
Posted 1 year ago  | 
Cyber Crime,IPR
Cyber Crime IPR

1 Answer(s)

Tanushree Sharma

According to Nasscom, software piracy involves the use, reproduction or distribution without having received the expressed permission of the software author. Software piracy comes in four common forms. The first is end user piracy, and it occurs when users of software install the software on more machines than they are entitled to under their license agreements. The second is hard disk loading, and it occurs when computer dealers install illegal copies of software onto computers prior to their sale. The third is software counterfeiting, and it involves the illegal reproduction, and subsequent sale of software in a form that is nearly identical to the original product. The fourth is Internet piracy, and it occurs when individuals place unauthorized copies of software on the Internet for download.