Some people are involved in piracy. Piracy is the illegal copying and selling of
computer software programmes and music. This has a direct influence on, for
example, the music and entertainment industries and affects negatively the
success of these businesses
The influence of socio-economic issues on a business cannot be ignored. The
management of each business (even the smallest) needs to keep this in mind and
try to manage these effects to the best of their ability.
it makes the legitimate business owner to make no profit and when the profit decline, workers loss their jobs
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_does_piracy_affect_businesses#ixzz1vhHZmB13The illegal downloading of music is no different than buying a pirated CD from a vendor standing on the street corner. There really is no difference. Anytime a consumer is not purchasing an authentic CD or DVD, they are hurting legitimate businesses, artists, and are also helping fund criminal organizations.
The movie studios and record labels spend years in developing their products. So when a pirate immediately steals their creation as soon as it is released, the studios and record companies lose millions of dollars instantly. The general public really does not understand the harmful effects that piracy has on all of us. We all need to educate ourselves and those around us to the true harmful effects of piracy. Nothing positive comes from piracy.
Decrease in Sales of Legal Copies
The number of additional authorized copies that would be sold is not equal to the number of illegally duplicated copies. Pirates typically sell their wares at prices substantially discounted from street prices; the substantial price discounts induce some people to purchase the product who would not otherwise do so. In addition, some unauthorized copies are produced for noncommercial reasons (e.g., making a copy for a friend). There is a substantial difference between getting a copy for...