BSA Nails Show-Stand Designer For Using Pirated Software
BSA, The Software Alliance – the anti-software piracy outfit which offers rewards of up to $20,000 to Australians who dob in companies that make use of unlicensed software – has nailed a NSW exhibition stand designer for illegal use of programs valued at $50,000.
The programs involved are said to have included Microsoft Office, an Autodesk product and Adobe Creative Cloud. Name of the designer company involved has not been revealed.
The alliance notes that each business caught using unlicensed software is required to purchase genuine software licenses for its ongoing use, in addition to paying a copyright infringement damages penalty – amount in this case also not revealed.