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    Started first year at University, have an assignment on: What are arguments for and against software piracy. stuck with reasons FOR software piracy, affordability,is the only reason i can think of for software piracy.
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    How about "does exactly what it says on the tin....or does it". If you buy software for a one-off specific purpose, for example, you have deleted something off your HDD and want to recover it. There is a chance that that software will not recover it.

    Even if it does recover it do you really want to pay for software that you are only likely to use once.
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    Some people may have bought software but disk is broken or lost - so may feel that software piracy is the way to be able to use the software they bought again
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    Ability to bypass geolocking is always a major one; software are released just for x country and if you're not from there, and you need it you're screwed until company decides to release it in your country. Also with game companies who use *****y custom drm (no names mentioned, EA) pirated content is just so much more convenient.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALZZx1xmAzg
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    Also length of license. Most anti-virus you pay for only comes with a 1 year licence. Same with Office 365.
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    I own a massive physical music library and I want some of these songs on the go electronically.
    I could either spend tons of money on I tunes or spotify that does not even have all the songs I want. or pirate it.
    Some people feel that if they already own it why can they not get it again on a different medium

    The argument could also be used for films.



    Wanting to try something out, If I am not sure If I want to play a game I might try it out if there is no demo option by pirating it and giving it a go then buying it.



    Some things are not available any more. There was a book my father was looking for and the only option was pirate it.
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    Illegal resale could be a reason. Especially before sites like Pirate Bay and KAT PH were popular, people would pirate software and resell them for full price. It even still goes on today, many people buy a custom built PC and pay extra for what they think is a genuine version of Windows and end up being greeted with an unauthorised Windows notification.

    (Here's me helping you while I'm too unmotivated to do my own assignments lmao)
 
 
 
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