Question and answer
how would violation of software license agreements affect different areas of life/economy, business, personal, legal?
I'd say that the industry is well aware that software is easily copied and distributed thanks to the internet, [ and the business has adapted accordingly. Not too many places make their money selling 'shrink-wrapped' software to consumers - there was never much money in it, even before software piracy. Software as a service (be it free and ad supported, like Google or Facebook or paid sites
like Salesforce) and customized enterprise solutions (think IBM) are where most of the industry is focused. By definition, it's pirate proof to begin with. Microsoft and Adobe are the only companies I can think of who make their money in relatively cheap end user software, but all their money comes from business buying from the in bulk. The end-user sales are but a drop in the bucket - so it doesn't really matter. Piracy did hurt the PC gaming industry in the late 90's big time, but most of the game developers have since shifted their efforts to the console gaming platforms for many reasons. If you're referring to some of the other legalese in those software agreements, they're largely nothing but disclaimers. They're largely untested in courts to the best of my knowledge. The pages of crap that you have to click 'OK' to is just the stuff the lawyers ask us to include. License violation becomes more problematic in countries that don't enforce intellectual property laws (*cough* CHINA *cough*). The industry doesn't really care with small scale pirate uses at home as long as the business buyers play by the rules. In China, they don't - official government computers run pirated stuff, and engineers are actively reverse engineering them in order to resell them at a profit. THAT's problematic to the industry. It makes a lot of places hesitant to do buisness with China or to outsource to it. ]
Expert answered|pathwise|Points 615|
Question
Asked 2/9/2012 9:46:54 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
how would violation of software license agreements affect different area of life/economy?
Weegy: violation of software license agreements affect different area of life/economy by spreading pirated software which can harm our gadgets. It also pulls down the potential earnings of country which can lead to a downfall economy. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 2/9/2012 10:52:43 PM
0 Answers/Comments
25,009,802 questions answered
Popular Conversations
A credit report is a _____.
5/2/2016 7:02:18 AM| 2 Answers
Where did Pure Land Buddhism first become ...
5/2/2016 7:37:41 AM| 2 Answers
2 2/3-5/6
Weegy: 4 1/3 - 5/6 - 1/2 is equal to 3 User: A 5-story building is 51.1 feet tall. How many feet tall is each story
5/2/2016 8:20:33 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following is a transitional word found in this ...
Weegy: what's your question? User: Which of these words from the paragraph is NOT a transitional word or ...
5/2/2016 8:20:41 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following technologies was NOT created during World War ...
Weegy: B. antibiotics User: Which of the following terms could be applied to the United States during the Cold ...
5/2/2016 8:37:12 AM| 2 Answers
What is Luminol?
5/2/2016 8:57:15 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 146 [Total 146] Ratings 7 Comments 76 Invitations 0 Online
S
Points 100 [Total 100] Ratings 1 Comments 80 Invitations 1 Online
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
Points 74 [Total 12326] Ratings 1 Comments 64 Invitations 0 Online
S
Points 38 [Total 107] Ratings 0 Comments 38 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 5 [Total 150] Ratings 0 Comments 5 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 0 [Total 0] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
Points 0 [Total 0] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 0 [Total 0] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 0 [Total 0] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.