Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988)

This Act was introduced to protect the copyright of individuals who have created original pieces of work. This can mean authors of books, composers of music, software developers etc.

Software piracy has become a major problem with people regularly copying software from friends or purchasing illegally made copies of applications from markets or other such places. It is estimated that at least 40% of all software is copied.

The penalties for breaking this Act include up to two years in prison and unlimited fines.

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