Welcome to Define The Line

You might not realize it, but copying commercial software without permission or downloading it illegally is stealing. It’s time to “Define the Line” between sharing and stealing when it comes to computer software.

Stealing or pirating commercial software is getting out of control on college campuses. Students may think using the term “sharing software” makes it all right, but it doesn’t. Reality check: it’s “stealing software.”

According to a study conducted by IPSOS Public Affairs, only 32 percent of students are paying for software most of the time. That leaves 68 percent of students who are potentially using commercial software illegally.

Downloading software may contain viruses which could crash computer systems and could put you at risk with authorities and your school.

On this site, you’ll find everything you need to know about the download of commercial software.