A type of software piracy that occurs when software, which is illegally obtained through Internet channels, usually through peer-to-peer file sharing systems or downloaded from pirate Web sites that make software available for download for free or in exchange for users who uploaded software. Internet software piracy also includes the sale of counterfeit software on Internet auction and classified ads Web sites. Counterfeit software with de-activate the copy-protection that can be obtained through Internet channels is called warez.
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- Internet Telephony
A category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls. For users who have free, or fixed-price Internet access, Internet telephony software essentially provides free telephone calls anywhere in the world. To date, however, Internet telephony does not offer the same quality of telephone service […]
An intranet is a network based on TCP/IP protocols (an internet) belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization’s members, employees, or others with authorization. An intranet’s Web sites look and act just like any other Web sites, but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access. How Intranets Are […]
- Inverse Multiplexer
Abbreviated as IMUX, an Inverse Multiplexor combines multiple network channels to one aggregate higher speed pipe. It defines all forms of bonding or bundling two or more physical connections between two locations to create the single and faster virtual circuit. Inverse Multiplexer is also spelled Inverse Multiplexor.
Short for Infrared Data Association, a group of device manufacturers that developed a standard for transmitting data via infrared light waves. Increasingly, computers and other devices (such as printers) come with IrDA ports. This enables you to transfer data from one device to another without any cables. For example, if both your laptop computer and […]
IoS is a term that can refer to either Internet over Satellite or Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. In the former case, Internet over Satellite (IoS) technology allows a user to access the Internet via a satellite that orbits the earth. A satellite is placed at a static point above the earth’s surface. The satellite […]