Title

Global software piracy revisited

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2004

Abstract

Problems related to global software piracy are discussed. For the US, which generally considered the world leader in the software industry, the problem of piracy diminishes revenues and lessens the investment in R &D, threatening the long-term viability of software industry. Scholars have proposed several typologies for classifying cultural dimensions, and Individualism-Collectivism, as one dipolar dimension, is one of the most important cultural dimensions emerging in many cross-cultural studies. Providing differentiated benefits between legitimate and pirated software has also been discussed as an effective strategy.

Publication Title

Communications of the ACM

Volume

47

Issue

1

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