THE EFFECT OF JORDANIAN LAWS IN REDUCING SOFTWARE PIRACY
|Essam Said Hanandeh1*, Hayel Hussain Khafajeh2
|Corresponding Author: Essam Said Hanandeh, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]|
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The large and rapid development in the fields of technology and computer and its frequent use in various fields in the last decade, make everyone, even the ordinary people and illiterates, computer users. But, unfortunately, some people abuse this technology and consequently, damage the computers and hurt the people. We all observed many cases such as breaking through and damaging the internet sites, breaking through the banks and stealing the credit cards and much more. Such violations are called software piracy, a term derived from sea pirates. As a preventive measure, some Arab countries, including Jordan, legislated regulations and laws in order to prevent those who attempt to tamper with the security of data and computers’ software. This research aims at studying the effect of legislations and laws in reducing piracy. We have provided in this study the implementations of laws and legislations in Jordan and some Arab countries. We have also consulted and asked the specialists in the public security to provide us with some statistics, which played a vital role in providing us with good results about the effect of enforcing the laws and legislations in Jordan.