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What motivates software crackers?

Cruise, Sam; Goode, Sigi


Software piracy is a serious problem in the software industry. Software authors and publishing companies lose revenue when pirated software rather than legally purchased software is used. Policy developers are forced to invest time and money into restricting software piracy. Much of the published research literature focuses on software piracy by end-users. However, end-users are only able to copy software once the copy protection has been removed by a 'cracker'. This research aims to explore...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Business Ethics
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-005-4709-9


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