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Software Piracy the illegal copying, distribution, or use of software.
Intellectual Property the fruits of mental labour; something that belongs to your mind or intellect. Your own creative resource.
Plagiarism stealing someone else’s ideas and using them as your own, and is illegal.
Shareware software that is available free of charge and often distributed informally for evaluation, after which a fee may be requested for continued use.
Freeware software that is available free of charge.
Public Domain Software software that is not protected by a copyright and so there is no particular owner or the author has given up ownership rights, leaving the software available for everyone for use.
Copyright Law a form of protection to authors of "original works of authorship." This includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other creative works.
Reverse Engineering the analysis of a program by examining its source code and structure in order to develop a similar product, or a product that interfaces with the product being analysed.
Decompilation the process of converting machine executable code into assembler code so it can be more easily understood.
Network use the use of networks to communicate with others
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