TITLE

Program Pirates

AUTHOR(S)
DANZIG, CHRISTOPHER
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
InsideCounsel;Jul2009, Vol. 20 Issue 211, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the legal problems and penalties that companies may face from using unlicensed computer software or pirated programs. It is noted that a copyright infringement suit or violation of licensing contract can be filed by a software trade organization, such as the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Software & Information Industry Association, against a company using unlicensed software. Firms are advised to keep original receipts of purchased software and for in-house counsel to keep track of how their firms manage software.
ACCESSION #
43493235

 

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