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Computer Software Piracy

The use and or distribution of copyrighted computer software in violation of the copyright laws or applicable license restrictions. Common forms include end user piracy, counterfeiting, and hard disk loading. End user piracy occurs when an individual or organization reproduces and/or uses unlicensed copies of software for its operations by making more copies of the software than it is licensed for. Counterfeiting is the illegal duplication or distribution of software. Hard disk loading occurs when a computer hardware reseller loads unauthorized copies of software into the machines it sells.

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