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ERIC Number: ED482245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May-19
Pages: 12
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Analyzing Software Piracy in Education.
Lesisko, Lee James
This study analyzes the controversy of software piracy in education. It begins with a real world scenario that presents the setting and context of the problem. The legalities and background of software piracy are explained and true court cases are briefly examined. Discussion then focuses on explaining why individuals and organizations pirate software. The controversy of software piracy is examined through a cost benefit analysis. The two major stakeholders include the school district and the employees. The study investigates the pros and cons of pirating software from each stakeholder's point of view along with the probability of importance and occurrence. The final section of this report provides information on how to prevent software piracy. A table at the end of the document provides a quick reference table for analyzing piracy in education, providing information on stakeholder; power; costs of pirating, with probability of importance and probability of occurrence; and benefits of pirating, with probability of importance and probability of occurrence. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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