Why is software license
management so hard? Don’t
buy it unless IT can measure it!
management (SAM) covers a complex cross section of IT and business. This means
the scope of data collection is complex and the most diverse process steps must
be followed to gather the data. Lack of past responsibility, the complexity of
license agreements, and imperfect forensic tools contribute much to making software license management
There are a few ways piracy in the cloud could occur. A hacker could crack a cloud user's password and illegally use their account, including unauthorized use of applications.
Some cloud service providers' DRM policies also "crack" a window for pirates. First of all, Amazon's DRM is optional so any software developer that does not opt to protect his offering in the cloud with DRM is automatically exposing himself to piracy. Only if the DRM is applied will the application validate the user's
What's more the software only verifies the license once, at initial lauch. After that, a digital token is downloaded on to the user's device. The digital token works much in the same way as cookies, so the when the user relaunches the software, the digital token is referred to, to confirm the user has a valid license.
If the ditigal tokens are hacked, software pirates have a green light to illegally use the software.
Depending on who you talk
to, the emergence of the Cloud will either significantly decrease software
misuse or completely eliminate it. Adobe chief executive Shantanu Narayen says
that delivering software through the Cloud will stifle software piracy.1
Mr. Steven Ballmer has said that software privacy will end with the emergence
of cloud based computing because the software in the Cloud cannot be copied.2
Whereas a BSA spokesperson, taking a restrained stance, has said: “[The Cloud] is
not yet a widely used technology.
The present economic, social, and legal landscape makes an understanding
of software copyright infringement not just widely relevant, but crucial.
Fact: Software piracy a.k.a. copyright infringement of software, a.k.a. the
unauthorized duplication, distribution or use of computer software is
widespread. It is a consumer problem, a risky corporate issue, and a worldwide
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