II. Motivation for Piracy f. Price i. Often unwilling or unable to pay for the legitimate software price g. Unavailability ii. May be unavailable in their country due to restrictions and/or because it is no longer being offered (legacy software) h. DRM Issues iii. May be unable to share or backup a legitimate copy of the media due to DRM restrictions placed on the product i. Person Reasons iv. Want to try out the software but no legitimate trial version is available v. Don’t feel it is worth the price they are being charged for it.
III. Legislation in Place j. Digital Millenium Copyright Act vi. Spells out copyright laws for digital products and software and treats them the same as old content. k. PIPA and SOPA vii. Drew harsh resistance from the internet and population as a whole viii. Seen as an attempt to “censor” the internet and this drew a lot of criticism as the general consensus is that the