Pirated software is on the increase and now accounts for over one third of the software installed on the world’s computers and it’s cost the software industry a staggering, $28bn (
There are several kinds of software piracy. The bottom line is when software is pirated, the developer does not receive compensation for their work.
Daniel Woolsey is being sentenced for felony in California. He was caught selling pirated copies of Autodesk’s AutoCAD(R) software. Additional counts for selling other pirated software, including Adobe PhotoShop, were dropped as part of a plea bargain agreement. “This case should be a wake up call to copyright violators that they can face serious consequences. […]