Software piracy among university students: Recommended solutions and a case study on students of msc of information technology, UiTM, Shah Alam / S. Sarifah Radiah Shariff and Fauziah Abdul Rahman

Shariff, S. Sarifah Radiah and Abdul Rahman, Fauziah (2004) Software piracy among university students: Recommended solutions and a case study on students of msc of information technology, UiTM, Shah Alam / S. Sarifah Radiah Shariff and Fauziah Abdul Rahman. In: STSS 2004 : Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Teknologi & Sains Sosial / Jilid 2 : Sains Sosial, 31 Mei – 1 Jun 2004, Hotel Vistana, Kuantan, Pahang.

Abstract

Copyright piracy or software piracy has been persisting problems since the dawn of Information Age. Over the past few years the public focus on copyright piracy among young technology savvy users, particularly university students. This paper will review the important highlights of software piracy among the university students, solutions being recommended by previous research as well as the issues on copyright “Fair Use” for educational and business purposes. University’s initiatives on software piracy, combination of education and technology and computer ethics as part of curriculum have been identified as possible solutions to software piracy. The recommended solution, university’s initiatives in preventing software piracy among students, was further being analysed for its effects. The analysis was based on responses from questionnaires, which were administered to 46 students of Master of Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam. Findings show that higher institutions play a huge role in solving the copyright issues as well a it proves that UiTM’s initiatives in the fighting the software piracy issues have positive impact on its Master of Information Technology’s students.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Shariff, S. Sarifah Radiah
shari990@salam.uitm.edu.my
Abdul Rahman, Fauziah
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > Broadcasting. Radio and television broadcasting > Computer networks. Electronic information resources. Wireless Internet.
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > University and college. Academic libraries
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources (General) > Electronic information resources
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: STSS 2004 : Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Teknologi & Sains Sosial / Jilid 2 : Sains Sosial
Event Dates: 31 Mei – 1 Jun 2004
Page Range: pp. 330-336
Keywords: Software piracy, Computer ethics, University policy
Date: 2004
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43103
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