Stay Protected Against Software Piracy: Microsoft Offers Tips

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Offline Bugbatter

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Software piracy is an unfortunate outgrowth of the technical age, but what multiplies the risk is that many people view software piracy as a victimless crime. A recent survey conducted by the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)1 revealed that some consumers perceived the counterfeit business to be harmless and not unethical because no one gets hurt. Right?

Wrong. The reality is that all piracy, regardless of industry, can be dangerous, and software piracy is no exception. Here are five common misperceptions about software piracy — and how consumers can benefit from knowing what to look for when making their next software purchase to avoid being duped.

Fact and Myths about Piracy:
 http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/apr10/04-01PiracyMythsPR.mspx

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Re: Stay Protected Against Software Piracy: Microsoft Offers Tips
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 02:59:37 AM »
Thanks! :)1
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