bootleg software

bootleg software

Software that is illegally copied. See software piracy.
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In the Asia Pacific, which comprises several emerging economies including China, bootleg software usage also cost the industry an all-time high of $21 billion last year, up 12 per cent from 2010, BSA said.
Shareware and bootleg software were equally common vectors for viruses on BBSes.
software companies in recent years, industry executives are bracing for a surge of onshore counterfeiters abetted by inexpensive CD-ROM copying devices, or by ever-easier access to the Internet, where bootleg software can flow like hooch down the Mississippi.