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Is copying software moral or immoral?
Unauthorized copying of software is illegal. Copyright law protects software authors and publishers, just as patent law protects inventors. Unauthorized copying of software by individuals can harm the entire academic community.
Why do people risk illegally copy software?
Illegitimate software quickly deteriorates in quality, but authorized copies continuously improve. The low quality and lack of updates for illegally obtained free software can directly hurt and hinder businesses. Obsolete software is a well-known and widely documented security risk, too.
Can I get in trouble for pirating a game?
Originally Answered: Can you get arrested for pirating games? Technically yes. Willful online infringement of content that you know is copyright protected can have jail time as a penalty, in addition to the fines and damages your actions caused.
Is copying software immoral?
Is software piracy an ethical issue in society?
Software Piracy is a form of ethical issue that is hard to solve in society, especially among students of Faculty of Computer Science University of Indonesia. Based on writer observation in campus, students are still using pirated software, including using, duplicating, and distributing it to their friends.
Do students pay attention to software piracy issues?
But in majority, students didn’t put much attention toward software piracy issues. Those who have laptops may prefer using unlicensed operating system than using open source operating system. It is a form of software piracy—using without paying. In addition, current status of our community is still far from the word? ethical?.
Should students have a moral responsibility in analyzing software piracy?
In analyzing software piracy, writer think students should have an awareness and moral responsibility. A developer of software may not know that his/her intellectual property was just being used irresponsibly. Student of Faculty of Computer Science should have known how hard it is to make software.
Is it acceptable and ethical to copy the software?
They believe in the freedom of information and expression (ie. “information wants to be free”). According to them, it is acceptable and ethical to copy the software because they have a right to the information contained in the software.