softlifting

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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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Loading the software onto multiple computers without purchasing individual licenses for each one (softloading) is a violation of the copyright laws and a violation of the license.
Softloading programs for optimum productivity for new and existing sytems.