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Software Piracy (20 points)
In this assignment, you will take a stance on a position regarding software piracy, file sharing, and digital rights.
Your stance should be one of two:
 Piracy should be allowed.
 Piracy should not be allowed.
Write a one-page essay in Writer or Word, double-spaced, 10-point Arial font. Save the file as
Software_Piracy_Your_Name. Since you are taking a stance, you need to attempt to influence the reader why
your stance is correct by including three reasons you feel the way you do. In addition, you must provide at least
one reason why an opposing stance is valid.
Keep in mind that we are discussing an ethical situation, so there is not necessarily a right answer. Your essay
must be written respectfully toward others who may not agree with you.
Remember to cite your sources and don’t forget to spell check! Grading is based not only on content, but on the
professionalism of your submission. Make sure your document meets the assignment goals below and submit it to
your teacher.
Stance is clearly stated. 4
Three reasons are given for the stance stated. 4
One reason is given for the opposing stance. 4
Essay is professional and not offensive. 4
Essay contains no spelling or grammar errors. 4
Total Points 20

  1. Mike

    I don’t think piracy should be legal because people on the Internet are copyrighting other works from movies. I believe that copyright should be private of all companies that make and produce movies and shows. Piracy is theft, you’re stealing copyrighted work. You’re not stealing if you buy a book, a CD, or a DVD off of a shelf. Criminal penalties for people who have done this more than once will be as high as 5 years in prison and $250,000 fine even if the offender didn’t do it on purpose, or for commercial use.

  2. Steve

    I score it 2+4+0+3+2=11/20

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