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.
"From bootleg software to stolen integrated circuits, technology is a hotter commodity on the black market than drugs or diamonds," said Det.