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QXL.com has been ordered to cough up £34,000 after being busted by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) for dodgy software.

The London online auction house found it was using more than 200 copies of unlicensed Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec software on its company network.

The discovery followed an internal software use audit at the dotcom. Keith Phillips, chief technology officer at QXL, said: "We were pleased to provide the results of our software audit to the BSA, which showed that we had been unwittingly using unlicensed software.

"We are now confident that our software use is 100 per cent compliant."

This morning QXL knocked almost £500 million off its offer price for auction house Ricardo.com, valuing the German company at £171.2 million. The offer has been accepted. ®

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