copyright, design and patents act (1988)

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makes it illegal to steal or make unauthorised copies of software including CD roms, music and books

The law can be broken by:

  • using software without a proper licence- if you have a licence to use a word processor on one computer but install it on all other machines in a network you are breaking the law
  • software piracy- producing multiple copies of games software and selling them
  • illegally downloading material from the internet- downloading mp3 files from illegal sites to avoid paying…


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