softlifting

softlifting

Making illegal copies of purchased software for a few family members or friends. Also called "softloading," it is software piracy on a small scale per transaction, and it is often thought to cause little harm. However, because softlifting is so common, it greatly contributes to the total damage brought about by software piracy worldwide. See software piracy.
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Referred to as softlifting, software piracy comprises unauthorised copying of software, the purchasing of unauthorised software copies, and the practice of loading several computers with software licensed for use on one computer only as well as downloading copyrighted content from the Internet without permission.
Testing and ethical decision-making theory: the case of softlifting. Journal of Management Information Systems.
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Development and validation of ethical computer self-efficacy measure: The case of softlifting. Journal of Business Ethics, 32, 299-315.
The effect of interpersonal influence on softlifting intention and behavior.
"Development and Validation of Ethical Computer Self-Efficacy Measure: The Case of Softlifting." Journal of Business Ethics 32 (4): 299-315.
Testing an ethical decision-making theory: the case of softlifting. Journal of Management Information Systems, 15(1), 213-237.
Her book "Slapped Hard for 'Softlifting'" is both a cautionary tale and guide to avoiding piracy problems.