Copyright Infringement Research Paper by hicaliber

Copyright Infringement
This paper researches the effects of technology on copyright infringement.
# 93398 | 3,694 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper discusses how the problem of unauthorized copying and sharing is widespread. The paper reviews the studies carried out on the extent of software piracy, plagiarism and losses suffered by owners of copyrights due to illegal peer-to-peer sharing of music, videos and video games. The paper maintains that software piracy requires action from both software producers and software users. Software needs to be intelligently priced to meet the buying power of potential users. The paper suggests that plagiarism among students in completing their school or college assignment can be minimized by teaching ethics and also by making the plagiarism counter freely available via the Internet.

Scope of this Review Paper
Software Piracy
Peer to Peer Sharing
Suggestions for Further Work

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BSA Study, First Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study, July 2004, [On Line] Retrieved from Internet on 20th March 2006,'Research%20Studies%20on%20Software%20Piracy'
  • Dyrli, O. E., Confronting Online Plagiarism, Matrix: The Magazine for Leaders in Higher Education. Volume: 1. Issue: 3. Publication Date: October 2000. Page Number: 19.
  • Foster, A.L., Up to 14% of Australian University Students May Be Plagiarizing From Web, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 20, 2002, [On Line] Retrieved from Internet on 20th March 2006,
  • Heim-Smith, M., Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Since Napster, Georgia State University College of Law, [Online] Retrieved March 11, 2006 from the World Wide Web:
  • LaRose, R., Lai, Y.-J., Lange, R., Love, B., and Wu, Y. (2005), Sharing or Piracy? An Exploration of Downloading Behavior Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(1), article 1. [Online] Retrieved March 11, 2006 from the World Wide Web:

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