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Alternative methods of financing software: Replacing illegal copying with free copying
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Systems and Software Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Systems and Software Engineering.
2004 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Alternativa metoder för att finansiera programvara (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The software industry’s largest and most severe problem is software piracy. Most attempts to stop illegal copying of software have failed. Alternative ways to remove software piracy must therefore be discovered and some are already being used. These ways include alternative methods of financing software products instead of trying to stop illegal copying. The alternative methods use the low cost of software duplication as an advantage to increase sales instead of seeing it as a problem. This requires a change in the business model to focus on other revenue sources than per-copy fees. Many different alternative financing methods exist. These are suitable under different conditions and there is no universal solution. The methods all have one thing in common. The user can legally copy and use the software product without purchasing a license. All have different positive and negative effects on the user and this can create the opportunity to use several business models to cater different market segments.

Abstract [sv]

Mjukvaruindustrins största och allvarligaste problem är piratkopiering. De flesta försökt att få bukt med piratkopieringsproblemet har misslyckats. Alternativa metoder för att försöka lösa piratkopieringsproblemet måste därför hittas. Ett alternativt sätt att lösa piratkopieringsproblemet på är med hjälp av alternativa finansieringsmetoder för programvara. De alternativa finansieringsmetoderna använder sig av mjukvaras speciella egenarter som extremt låg reproduktionskostnad och enkelheten att enkelt göra perfekta kopior. Dessa alternativa finansieringsmetoder försöker hitta andra källor för inkomst än försäljningen av licenser. Många alternativa finansieringsmetoder finns. Dessa är tillämpbara och lämpliga i olika situationer och ingen universell lösning finns. Det dessa metoder har gemensamt är att programvarans användare fritt kan kopiera programvaran och använda den utan att behöva köpa en licens. Då de alternativa finansieringsmetoderna har olika positiva och negative påverkningar på sina användare ges tillfälle att kunna kombinera modeller.

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2004. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Software piracy, Adware, Spyware, Private provisioning, Support seller, Bundling, Content provider
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Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-4177Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex7FD82A5733B345F8C1256EB3003CD0CDOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-4177DiVA: diva2:831502
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Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2004-06-14 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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