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Which tools to fight software piracy ?

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  title={Which tools to fight software piracy ?},
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  • Computer Science
Appeared with the democratisation of the commercial softwares during the eighties, software piracy was revealed as a true curse for software publishers, even sometimes the cause of the bankrupcy of the smallests of them. This article aims at explaining how shareware authors, being the most sensibles to this kind of steal, managed to create tools to protect their creations. 1. Reminder of the history and principle of shareware 1.1 History of shareware 1.1.1 Birth of the freeware, precursor of… 

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