Essays Tagged: "Piracy"

Software licenseing and piracy act for a business lay class

Software Licensing and PiracyBusiness LawIn 1993 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $12. ... software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly 85 percent of the software industry's piracy losses occurred outside of the United States borders. The Software Publishers Association ind ... rcent of the business software in the United States was obtained illegally, which 30 percent of the piracy occurs in corporate settings. In a corporatesetting or business, every computer must have its ...

(15 pages) 506 0 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Under Jolly Roger This is about early American piracy.

Under Jolly RogerThis term I would like to write my essay on the subject: American piracy. In my opinion pirates played an imporatant role in the early American settlers life. They ma ... or gentlemen.For most people the word pirate simply means one who robs or plunders on the sea. Now piracy is only a term for sea-robbery, piracy being a robbery committed within the jurisdiction of t ... of marque was recognized by international law and, in theory, a privateer could not be charged with piracy. Many nations made use of privateers in times of war as a cheap way of attacking enemy shippi ...

(7 pages) 56 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A Premonition of things to come What will be the next anti-piracy move by the RIAA/MPAA?

A Premonition of things to comeWhat will be the next anti-piracy move by the RIAA/MPAA?Many of us are wondering what the next action by these organizations to ... next then maybe we can try to beat them to the punch. At first glance of the actions these two anti-piracy giants have already put forth it looks more like random assaults than meticulous chess like a ... s chess like advances by a Mr Burn's type figure. But in actuality it seems their last move against piracy seems very laid out and will be the worst to date.Who they are?It might seem like lumping the ...

(11 pages) 117 0 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The world of the Vikings

The Viking age has long been associated with unbridled piracy,when freebooters swarmed out of the northlands in their longships toburn and pillage their wa ...

(6 pages) 81 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Captain William Kidd leading up to his trial for piracy.

The High Courts of England define piracy as "acts of robbery and violence upon the sea, which if committed on land, would be a felony. ... ned Quedah Merchant, under the English Captain John Wright, draws similarities to the definition of piracy when he seized Cargo estimated between 200,000-400,000 rupees. The details of this event are ... ording to his letter of marque. The main aspects of this situation that aids in making the case for piracy is the fact that neither ship was French and the victim ship was commanded by an Englishman. ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


The Age of Piracy came almost 200 years after Columbus had sighted the Bahamas, and lasted until about 1722. Al ... d deal. Pirates had many affects on 15th century Europe; some positive, but also some were negative.Piracy is an illegal robbery committed on a ship at sea; it is very hard to tell the difference betw ... rivateers will only attack vessels of an enemy country. A pirate will attack ships of all nations. "Piracy is robbery committed or attempted on the high seas. It is distinguished from privateering in ...

(8 pages) 64 1 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

New Challenges faced by the Music Industry.

the traditional recording and distribution methods. Before now, there has never been a large-scale piracy network such as exists on the internet now, nor was there such a wide-scale distribution meth ... o through an online business, while maintaining a profitable margin.Legal IssuesWhile music piracy has always been a problem, prior to the internet, it was always on a local scale, with a smal ...

(11 pages) 585 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Intellectual property.

nt of the software business in the North America was obtained illegally. In fact, 30 percent of the piracy that occurred was in the corporate settings. The fact is that the world today is much differe ... done to protect intellectual property, even in the ever changing world today.Bibliography"SPA Anti-Piracy Backgrounder." Software Publishers Association, 1995.."Software Piracy." Business Software Al ...

(3 pages) 249 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Outline to a Persuasive Speech on Pro-Piracy of Entertainment Media.

I.Introductiona.Attention Device:b.Thesis: "Piracy of media files must be accepted."c.Preview: Why it cannot be stopped, the Monetary impacts of ... files must be accepted."c.Preview: Why it cannot be stopped, the Monetary impacts of entertainment piracy, and Other benefits of pirating entertainment.II.Bodya.Limitations of Stopping Piracyi.No bor ... pply and demand.So since it cannot be stopped, what will happen because of it?b.Monetary Impacts of Piracyi.Imbalance of income in US (MicroEconomics by David Colander, 2001)ii.Transition $ to product ...

(1 pages) 243 0 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Economic Consequences of Software Crime.

software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly 85 percent of the software industry's piracy losses occurred outside of North America. The Software Publishers Association (SPA) indicated ... ftware without the express written permission of the copyright holder. This amendment made software piracy a federal offense, and instituted criminal penalties for copyright infringement of software.A ...

(5 pages) 73 0 4.1 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Archival is not Piracy

Archival Is Not PiracyToday, access to piracy is everywhere in computers. We can decrypta DVD to allow others to wat ... worth less than a penny each. We can let others intall our purchasedprograms on multiple computers. Piracy can happen as easy as Copy and Paste.Are these acts legal? No, but "fair use" laws say that a ... ourt? Why is the act of archiving video game carts (alsocalled "cart dumping") considered as bad as piracy? Why is it is consideredillegal?Lik-Sang, one of the most well-known distributers of game car ...

(10 pages) 68 0 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Piracy Brings Down Economy - essay is about how economy is affected by piracy and how its a bad thing to do. reasons why it is bad and reasons why it is good. helpfull if givin to one that is old.

Piracy Brings Down EconomyThe economy is being damaged by piracy. Piracy is the unauthorized use or ... maged by piracy. Piracy is the unauthorized use or reproduction of copyrighted material. Currently, piracy is being done constantly by many people all over the world. (Walter Kidney) These file swappe ... lions of players. Things like this create a huge problem, which would make a huge difference if the piracy rate went down 10 percent. Then the economic growth would increase about 400 billion dollars ...

(3 pages) 97 2 2.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

A Digital Armageddon

d decides to grab it. In this day and age it is very common to see wars going on with copyright and piracy. Some may say that if they purchase whether it be CD's, software, or games that they are enti ... ll city in France. That way, it could not be closed because it was not subject to the U.S's laws on piracy.CD labels are very upset at the amount of piracy happening. People, who only like one or two ...

(4 pages) 50 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

FORMAL OUTLIINE on file sharing vs. piracy

Thesis: Laws should be made to protect file sharing, though piracy should have harsher legislation.I. File sharing is important, convenient, and morally good. ... aling or copying-to-sell; it is merely giving and receiving. Like Christmas.II. File Sharing is not piracy. A. Piracy is theft, which is immoral.B. Taking what is not ours, even temporarily, an ... is wrong.III. Therefore laws should allow for files to be shared, while maintaining a firm grip on piracy. A. The goal of civil law is to serve and protect. B. By outlawing file-sharing ...

(1 pages) 45 0 1.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

China, the US and Taiwan Of Copyrights and Human Rights

operty rights was high on the agenda between the US and China. The problem was that rampant Chinese piracy of American computer software, music CDs, videos and movies was costing the American software ...

(3 pages) 43 0 2.1 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Female pirates in the Caribbean: role status and Contribution.

Piracy, in international law, the crime or robbery, or other act of violence for private ends, on th ... other act of violence for private ends, on the high seas or in the air above the seas (Encarta 1). Piracy in the Caribbean was a tough life that was only for certain men. Yes, that's right, for men. ... e had been pirates on both sides of the family (Rankim 417). In the 17th century, it was common for piracy to be allowed in authorities without too much commotion. Lady Killigrew decided to take part ...

(11 pages) 31 1 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Music downloading, illegal or not ?

loading music and file-sharing are also developed. Although in someone's opinion, that is a kind of piracy, I support music-downloading and file-sharing, as a teenager.First of all, we should ask w ...

(3 pages) 140 5 4.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Online Piracy; the Economic Effects of the Music Industry

that it is copyright infringement and that music downloader's are stealing music. The law on online piracy was unknown thing until Napster came about then the United States Congress passed what is cal ... ry does care because of the fact that they are losing thousands on each individual album because of piracy. The 24 and under crowd has been buying albums just not at a rate which they once were. This ...

(14 pages) 300 0 4.8 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues


Piracy is Courtney Love's main point of discussion when speaking to the Digital Hollywood online ent ... entertainment conference in 2000. Love's purpose is to inform the audience about what she believes piracy to be and how artists are affected.Love is clearly well-informed and she uses many statistics ... to, like Lars Ulrich, Napster, and Edgar Broufman the CEO of Seagram.Love starts off by introducing piracy and defining it. She immediately states that she is not referring to Napster-type software, b ...

(1 pages) 18 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Listening to a Monster

oss 8). They want no one to know that they use the "Sue `Em All" tactics on the consumers to defeat piracy. They want no one to know most of their artists only make about $4000 each year (Albini 9).A ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies