The moment that there will be an illegal copying of a software, the that can be categorized as software piracy. It is a license key that one will get whenever he will be buying a licensed software. The moment that the key will be active that the one that using it will be a licensed user. For most software, they will only be allowing to install it into one unit and then will only be providing you with a backup file on 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. Transferring the license from one computer it the other is also allowed by some vendors. It is with these types of installations that they are considered legal. It becomes a piracy and it will be illegal the very moment that you will be passing the licenses to your friends or making changes on it.
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. In order to make sure that the problem is being addressed, there are also anti-piracy agencies that are being created. There will be removal of the pirated copies online as this is what these companies are working on. 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. In order to illegally distribute this software, the moment that they will be released, hackers will immediately 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. Most of the people that use illegal software knows that it is illegal but there are also some that don’t have any idea about it. This can happen the very moment that someone will install a software on your system and you don’t know that it is a pirated version. That is why there have been a lot of information drives that have been done to make sure that first timers will know.