Software Piracy Protections Need Rebooting, Study Finds


Software piracy is a serious concern, but developers often find it challenging to build in safeguards to prevent intellectual property theft, according to a survey conducted by SafeNet and the Software and Information Industry Association. The survey reached 814 people, including 620 software developers. More than 70 percent called piracy prevention their greatest challenge. "Inflexible licensing models, insufficient protection techniques, and complex, disjointed operational processes continue to be pervasive, and as a result, companies are putting their critical IP, revenue base and brand reputation at risk," according to the report, "State of Software Monetization: Revenue and IP at Risk."