Amnesty period for software pirates
jimkiler used our newssubmit to tell us that the BSA is kind enough to give companies some time off to get their software licenses right.
“It’s not a secret that you should buy one piece of software for each computer. But many people don’t,” said Sandy Boulton, director of the piracy prevention department at Autodesk, a BSA member. “The grace period gives companies an opportunity, if they’ve let compliance slide, of getting that legal liability off the books.”
To become compliant, firms must either delete illegal programs or pay the softwaremakers’ license fees.
Some information technology managers doubted the effectiveness of amnesty programs like these, citing two reasons: First, many firms are simply unaware they’re using pirated copies, so they don’t respond. Second, offending firms are avoiding the high costs of software – and the program would only require them to pay those fees.
Well if you are a company and making big money I think it’s pretty normal you have the right licenses for your software, after all you can earn the money back.
5 Comments on Amnesty period for software pirates
- Posts: 362
- Posted on: 29 Dec 01 19:31
- Posts: 15360
- Posted on: 30 Dec 01 02:53
Most popular headlines
- Tue 16 Apr 16:12 by DoMiN8ToR
- Software, Windows 8
The upcoming update of Windows 8 might allow users to boot to the desktop again.
- Fri 12 Apr 15:10 by DoMiN8ToR
The number of jobs in the film and music industry in the United States has increased despite the claimed negative effects of illegal downloads.
- Tue 9 Apr 14:23 by DoMiN8ToR
The PirateBay has moved to the domain thepiratebay.gl in fear that their previous domain would be ceased by Swedish authorities
- Wed 17 Apr 13:57 by DoMiN8ToR
- Solid State (ssd)
A Chinese tech site has posted a picture that reveals details on Intel's 9 series chipset.