#94 Software Piracy
What does it mean to "steal" software?
There is a constant battle between software publishers and pirates who find ways to redistribute proprietary software in violation of its license. In this episode we explain how copyright law protects proprietary software, the mechanisms publishers employ to reduce piracy including forms of DRM, and the means pirates use to distribute software. We also have a philosophical discussion about whether software piracy is wrong.
- Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization by Pat Choate via Amazon
- Free Software, Free Society by Richard Stallman via Free Software Foundation
- Don't Copy That Floppy via YouTube
- Episode 12: Open Source Software
- Episode 26: Napster
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