The software industry’s greatest and most critical issue is software piracy. The majority of efforts to cease illegal copying of software didn’t work. Alternative ways to eliminate software piracy must therefore be found and some are presently being employed. These methods include alternative methods of financing software solutions as opposed to attempting to stop illegal copying.
The BSA’s (Business Software Alliance) global study shows that 35% of all packaged software in use 2006 was illegal. The estimated loss due to software piracy was 40 billion dollars. It is therefore important for software companies to protect their software against