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Software Piracy Quiz

How much do you know about the finer points of software piracy? Take our quiz to find out.

1. According to the Business Software Alliance, what percentage of software in use is illegal?
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2. If you borrow and copy a friend's software in violation of the licensing agreement, what kind of piracy is that?
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3. The first release of Vista included an anti-piracy feature that effectively disabled unauthorized installations. Many referred to this feature as a __________. (Hint: In another context, it's called a dead man's switch.)
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4. A shrink wrap license agreement typically specifies limits to copying. When do the terms of a shrink wrap license go into effect?
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5. A EULA is a legal agreement between a software producer and a user. What does EULA stand for?
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6. The first PC-related dissemination of this sneaky type of malware came from an anti-piracy program called Brain. What is it?
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7. Researchers discovered in 2005 that Sony was including this type of administrative control tools on its audio CDs. What is it?
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8. According to an estimate from RIAA, its members create, manufacture, or distribute about 90% of all legally made audio recordings that are produced and sold in the United States. What does RIAA stand for?
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9. This popular content distribution protocol enables efficient software distribution and peer-to-peer sharing of very large files by enabling users to serve as network redistribution points. What is it?
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10. Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Borland, CNC Software/Mastercam, Macromedia, Microsoft and Symantec all belong to the BSA, an anti-piracy watchdog group. What does BSA stand for?
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This was last updated in September 2008

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