Asmt. 5: Thwarting copiers Oscar Mendez (1) Some record companies upload to unauthorized music-sharing sites a large number of files that have the titles of popular songs but actually contain squawks and other unpleasant noise. This is not the most effective way to prevent piracy, but at least prevents people from accessing more music by clogging the networks. □ The record companies protect their property without causing any damage to other’s. (2) A software company provides to major "pirate" software distributors copies of its software containing a virus that wipes out all files on the disk on which it is installed. (The pirates are led to believe the contaminated software is coming from other pirates; they are not aware of the virus.) By introducing a virus into the “pirate” Software, Software companies are not only penalizing the lawbreakers but they are also victimizing innocent people. If Someone steals a book from the library, it will be illegal to go to the house of the thief and burn his house down.