Software piracy is on the rise, not just by the kid who burns a copy of Diablo II and borrows his friend's CD key, but by organized groups of pirates, crackers and hackers. In a three-part series, GameSpy's David Cuciz delves into the problem, complete with interviews with enforcement agencies and a software pirate, world-wide piracy statistics and the fight that is raging to bring software piracy under control. The series is split into three parts:
Part 1: David Cuciz speaks about pirates, hackers, and software protection.
Part 2: The author speaks with Terry Anslow, the ELSPA's Chief Investigator, about piracy.
Part 3: The author speaks about rampant IRC and Web piracy, and also interviews former pirate, Long John Silver.Gamespy
Software piracy (the unlawful copying and distribution of software products), is the Bogeyman of the industry, and it's not difficult to see why. Conservative estimates by the BSA/SIIA (Business Software Association/Software & Industry Information Association) put a worldwide revenue loss in the $12.2 billion range worldwide (for business applications only) during the year 1999, according to Peter Beruk, vice president of anti-piracy programs at SIIA.
Ahh een bekeerde softwarepiraat.....wat een mooi verhaal Maar dit is mooi voer voor een lange (flame)thread over het wel en wee van cracks, iso's en andere niet-BSA-aardige praktijken...