Purpose: Software piracy is an ongoing problem for software producers. At the same time, mobile devices such as personal digital assistants and smart phones are increasing in popularity. This paper seeks to examine the supply of pirate software for mobile devices, against a backdrop of conventional desktop piracy theory. Design/methodology/approach: Using a novel data set of pirate software releases, the paper reviews 18,000 entries from a pirate software database to examine the type and origin...[Show more]
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