Copyright infringement of software
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribut...
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Copyright infringement
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribut...
Copyright infringement - Wikipedia
History of copyright law
The history of copyright law starts with early privileges and monopolies granted to printers of books. The British Statute of Anne 1710, full title "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by vestin...
History of copyright law - Wikipedia
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and di...
Protect IP Act
The PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA) was a proposed law with the stated goal of giving the US government and copyr...
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Stop Online Piracy Act
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was a United States bill introduced by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to combat online copyright infringement...
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Warez
Warez are copyrighted works distributed without fees or royalties, and may be traded, in general violation of copyright law. Warez are generally unauthorized releases by organized groups, as opposed t...
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Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.
Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. was a 2007 case in which the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that copyright holders must consider fair use before issuing takedown notices...
Rob Northen copylock
Rob Northen Copylock is a copy-protection system to prevent disk duplication with standard floppy disk drives on the Amiga, Atari ST and PC DOS platforms. It was used mainly to copy-protect games from...
MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd.
MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., 545 U.S. 913 (2005), is a United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court unanimously held that defendant peer-to-peer file sharing companies Grokster and ...
International Network of Crackers
International Network of Crackers (INC) was one of the premier cracking/releasing warez groups for the IBM PC during the late 1980s and early 1990s.The formation of INC was the result of the merger of...
Software protection dongle
A software protection dongle (commonly known as a dongle or key) is an electronic copy protection and content protection device which, when attached to a computer or other electronic appliance, unlock...
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Kalisto
Kalisto may refer to:
Crack intro
A crack intro, also known as a cracktro, loader, or just intro, is a small introduction sequence added to cracked software, designed to inform the user of which "cracking crew" or individual cracker w...
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Keygen
A key generator (key-gen) is a computer program that generates a product licensing key, such as a serial number, necessary to activate for use a software application. Keygens may be legitimately distr...
No-CD crack
A No-disc crack, No-CD crack or No-DVD crack is an executable file or a special "byte patcher" program which allows a user to circumvent certain Compact Disc and DVD copy protection schemes. They allo...
Warez scene
The Warez scene, often referred to as The Scene, is an underground community of people that specialize in the distribution of copyrighted material, including television shows and series, movies, music...
Cheating in video games
Cheating in video games involves a video game player using non-standard methods for creating an advantage beyond normal gameplay, usually to make the game easier. Cheats may be activated from within t...
Power Player Super Joy III
The Power Player Super Joy III consoles (also known as Power Joy, Power Games and XA-76-1E) are a line of unauthorized handheld Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom clones manufactured by NRTRADE tha...
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Data East USA, Inc. v. Epyx, Inc.
Data East USA, Inc. v. Epyx, Inc. 862 F.2d 204, 9 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1322 (9th Cir. 1988) is a court case in which Data East, a video game manufacturer, contended that Epyx, a competing video game manuf...
Data East USA, Inc. v. Epyx, Inc. - Wikipedia
Warez P2P
Warez P2P is a proprietary peer-to-peer filesharing service released in January 2004 that uses the Ares network, and offers a service similar to that of Kazaa. Up to version 3.1.1, Warez P2P was a clo...
Warez P2P - Wikipedia
SAS Institute Inc. v World Programming Ltd
The SAS Institute, creators of the SAS System filed a lawsuit against World Programming Limited, creators of World Programming System (WPS) in November 2009. The dispute was whether World Programming ...
Secureqemu
SecureQEMU is an open source emulation-based software protection scheme providing protection from reverse code engineering and software exploitation using encrypted code execution and page-granularity...
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and impartin...
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Traitor tracing
Traitor tracing is a copyright infringement detection system which works by tracing the source of leaked files rather than by direct copy protection. The method is that the distributor adds a unique s...
Fixed exe
In the process of "cracking" software, a fixed EXE is an executable file that has been changed from the original in interest of bypassing the security or coding intended to prevent free use of softwar...
Inslaw
Inslaw, Inc. is a small, Washington, D.C.-based, information technology company. In the mid-1970s, Inslaw developed for the United States Department of Justice a highly efficient, people-tracking, com...
Inslaw - Wikipedia
List of organizations with official stances on the Stop Online Piracy Act
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) have found broad support from organizations that rely on copyright, including the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Indus...
List of organizations with official stances on the Stop Online Piracy Act - Wikipedia
Software cracking
Software cracking (known as "breaking" in the 1980s) is the modification of software to remove or disable features which are considered undesirable by the person cracking the software, especially copy...