Cause and Effect

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The Causes and Effects of Internet Piracy

Internet piracy has raged across the internet for ages. However, since the invention of high-speed broadband internet technologies (such as DSL and Cable modems) computer users are able to pirate material at such an alarming pace that it has turned into a major concern for businesses. Computer users are merged on a digital network with seemingly unlimited resources and content to access at their fingertips. And they can do this almost instantly thanks to the high-speed internet services. The most important aspect of this is the reasons why computer users pirate software in the first place.

Individuals have many of reasons of why they choose to pirate software and media. The most common excuse for downloading anything whether it be music or software, is because of the price. Common business software such as the Microsoft Office package (which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook) can cost up to $600. And if the individual was faced with the task of designing a web site for their business, one would do well purchasing Microsoft's FrontPage or Macromedia's Web Studio software package combined, these produ

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