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Software piracy – Some aspects for South African managers to keep in mind

D De Kock, S Lubbe, W Kritzinger
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 6, No 4 | a1517 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v6i4.1517 | © 2003 D De Kock, S Lubbe, W Kritzinger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 December 2003 | Published: 15 November 2003

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D De Kock, Cape Technikon
S Lubbe, University of Zululand
W Kritzinger, Cape Technikon

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Software piracy is a significant issue for managers of organisations, especially in  developing countries. There are several factors which contribute to software  piracy, and which are investigated in this study. This study consists of a  literature review, and reports on empirical research, which was conducted using  a survey instrument to determine if software piracy is prevalent in South Africa.  The findings confirm the results of previous studies. The conclusion is made  that software piracy will always exist and that stricter measures are needed to  prevent its occurrence.


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