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OEM unbundling

Often called OEM piracy or just unbundling, OEM unbundling is a type of software piracy that occurs when OEM-packaged software is separated from the hardware it originally came bundled with, at the OEM or retail level of sale. The software is clearly marked, usually with the phrase "For Distribution with New PC Hardware Only", and the act of piracy occurs when the software is installed on another computer system.

See software piracy.
Also see"Is Software Ownership the Same as Licensing?" in the in the "Did You Know..." section of Webopedia.







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