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Adobe Photoshop 5.0 for $12. Macromedia Director for $28. Youcan find great bargains through online auctions, but whatare you really getting?

According to a recent survey by the Software & InformationIndustry Association (SIIA), 60 percent of auctioned software isillegitimate. The SIIA investigation covered a five-day span ofauctions of Macromedia, FileMaker, Visio and Adobe software oneBay, ZDNet and Excite. Of 221 auctions, the SIIA determined 109were illegitimate, 72 were legitimate and 40 were inconclusive.

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