CIS 1055 - Issue 7-2(anon)

CIS 1055 - Issue 7-2(anon) - Student name here Issue 7-2,...

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Student name here Issue 7-2, Is it Ethical to use pirated CD’s and DVD’s? 8/3/07 While the question asks: “Is it ethical to use pirated CD’s or DVD’s?” the choice of the word “ethical” is interestingly misleading, because by definition, pirated, as used in the context, means “One who infringes the law of copyright, or publishes the work of an author without permission.” Thus, pirating is illegal— unethical. However, there is much to be said for legitimate copying for backup purposes. Common scenario: you have your CD’s in the pocket on the door, you slip and kick it and break three or four CD’s each costing $20—wouldn’t it have been nice to have a backup copy of those so you don’t have to purchase $60 worth of CD’s again? Is that an unreasonable request? I don’t think so, and neither does the rest of the world, but it’s impossible to stop people from illegally distributing their copied music—there will always be crackers; as long as companies keep using copy protection, it will always be
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course CIS 1055 taught by Professor Tolis during the Summer '07 term at Temple.

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