Global software piracy revisited
Date of Original Version
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.
Communications of the ACM
Shin, Seung Kyoon, Ram D. Gopal, G. Lawrence Sanders, and Andrew B. Whinston. "Global software piracy revisited." Communications of the ACM 47, 1 (2004): 103-107. doi:10.1145/962081.962088.