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TOPIC: Piracy and Privacy

Piracy and Privacy 18 Mar 2013 01:14 #2142

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In our advancing digital information age, there is an arising problem with preventing piracy at the same time protecting consumer privacy. It is very easy to make copies of copyrighted content and get away with it. At the same time advances in software technologies monitoring web surfer’s activities has pose issues with consumers as to securing personal information and ensuring privacy. Software technologies to provide privacy protection has not been advancing rapidly instead stronger regulations mandate privacy protection. It’s all based on policies or legal agreements.

Piracy will always be a problem. Piracy has become a very popular and ignorant crime. Many people commit software piracy and don't even know it. Nowadays, earning money seems to be so easy when it comes to selling piracy. What people fail to realize is that not only can they get in trouble but they are taking away from the artists who worked so hard to get their work our for their fans. When someone does not purchase the legit copy being sold at stores the artists' take a hit.

Intel is working on the next generation of processors that will include a feature that can identify the computer you’re using when you visit web sites. The reason for this feature is to protect e-commerce transactions. When this feature is activated, the computer’s identifier can be matched against the sensitive information the user inputs, validating the exchange. This will feature will also make pirating software more difficult. Many people are concerned about the privacy implications of the feature and want assurance that the feature could not be used identify users who visit sites without making a purchase and without agreeing to give out that information.
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