Perception and awareness of the software piracy process

(a study on Jordan)




electronic awareness
Electronic piracy
Ethical hacking
Computer ethics


Information technology has great effect in our life aspects especially software piracy, which is one of the most important challenge that software companies in the world have to face it. In Arab countries, there is revolution in IT sector that would be a good research field that must be exploited and may help to track the pirating In such area many cycle, and may leads to avoid this nasty problem. computer-using professional pirating while they do not know that or most of them are not convinced to pay for software and many of them think it is not necessary to buy software, these ideas should be studied and reasons should be known. This study promises to make very important contribution which the importance of including education and press in the theoretical model.


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How to Cite

Rashid, D. A. (2009). Perception and awareness of the software piracy process: (a study on Jordan). Queen Arwa University Journal, 4(4), 18.