The moment that there will be an illegal copying of a software, the that can be categorized as software piracy. It is when an individual will buy a licensed software that they will be given a license key. It is the user that will be licensed the very moment that he will be activating that key. In most software that you will see in the market, they will basically allow you to install it on one unit and will give you a backup file for it. The very moment that you will use it for corporate use, there are also some software that will allow you to install it to the whole network and you can also find some that will allow you to install it into 2-3 units. There are also some vendors that will allow you to transfer your license from one computer to the other. You will have a legal installation the moment that you will be doing these things. But the very moment that you will pass them license to your friends or make some changes to it, then that is already considered as piracy and it is illegal.
In order to address this one, there are many software companies are doing their best so that their products can be voided of piracy. In order to prevent piracy, you can see software companies that are now placing their software on the motherboard itself. Another form of protection that some would make is to create an online activation process. It is also the software companies that also uses anti piracy agencies to address the problem. It is the job of the agencies it make sure that all pirated copies online will be removed. It is this software that are still distributed illegally after a crack has been created despite the many efforts that they are doing to prevent this one. The moment that there will be a new software that is being released, there are many hackers that will work on it to create a crack. It is almost impossible to stop these things the moment that they will be released on the internet.
There are billions of dollars that are being lost in the industry and it is piracy that is considered as one of the biggest problems that the software companies have. For the most part, it is the people that use these software knows that they are using something illegal but believe it or not, there are also some that don’t know that they are using and doing something illegal. The very moment that someone will be installing a pirated version of a software inside your unit without you knowing that it is indeed pirated then that is the start of this one. For many companies, they are conducting information drives to make sure that they will know especially for the first timers.