Program Pirates

July 2009
InsideCounsel;Jul2009, Vol. 20 Issue 211, p40
Trade Publication
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.


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