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Gartner's gurus forecast future tech spending splurge

Gartner's analysts have used their highly-tuned abdominal sensing units and cerebral computing powers to forecast worldwide IT spending will rise to a whopping $3.92 trillion come 2014. During 2012, global IT spend hit $3.62 trillion. This year, it will reach $3.78 trillion, reckon the Gartner market boffins, a rise of 4.1 per …
Chris Mellor, 28 Mar 2013
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Sheffield hospitals pay thousands for dodgy software

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are to pay £13,000 for inadequate software licensing, after an ex-staff member reported them to the Federation Against Software Theft. The hospitals had failed to get enough licenses for Esker's SmarTerm emulation software. The failure was reported to FAST by a presumably disgruntled ex-employee of …
John Oates, 06 May 2010
Pirates ahoy!

UK anti-piracy group gets new flag waver

IP theft and corporate compliance organisation the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has installed John Lovelock as its new chief executive. Lovelock, who joined FAST in 2002 and previously held the position of director general, said he hoped to focus on "upholding" software asset management and compliance standards. He …
Kelly Fiveash, 06 Nov 2007
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Software body slams uk.gov's 'special treatment' of music biz

The Government's Digital Britain plan is a failure that gives favourable treatment to the music business and props up failed business models, a software trade body has said. The Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software (FAST IiS), which promotes the legitimate use of software, has launched a stinging attack on …
OUT-LAW.COM, 12 Feb 2009
Pirates ahoy!

Trading Standards comes a calling on Cardiff's software sellers

Trading Standards and the Federation Against Software Theft teamed up for the first time today to start cold calling on software resellers in Cardiff to check their stock. Trading Standards will use its powers under the Trademark Act to check if software offered for sale is legit. The Federation will be doing its bit by …
John Oates, 09 Nov 2007
Pirates ahoy!

Anti piracy group grapples with virtual world

The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has sunk its teeth into the fuzzy, grey world of virtualisation. The anti-piracy body said it has got together with a number of big name firms, including Hewlett-Packard, Symantic/Altris, and Computacenter to work out ways of tackling potential problems that could arise when running …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Nov 2007
Pirates ahoy!

BSA dubs Manchester second worst for piracy

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has claimed that Manchester is the second worst city in England for software piracy. It said thousands of firms in the city will be targeted in the group’s latest campaign to clamp down on counterfeit software in Blighty, which it claims costs the economy nearly £1bn a year. The anti-piracy …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 May 2008
Pirates ahoy!

The Federation goes soft on file sharing

The Federation, the UK trade association that prosecutes people for copying software, is letting individual file sharers off the hook and going after corporate software pirates instead. It used electronic surveillance techniques last year to track down bedroom file-sharers in a £100,000, 10-month investigation it called " …
Mark Ballard, 21 Mar 2007
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Yankee pirates downed by Federation

The Federation Against Software Theft has won £300,000 ($525,000) from a US-based chemical transport company for using unlicensed software. The Federation (it used to be known as FAST) said it was working on behalf of member company Achiever Business Solutions. When negotiations between Achiever Business Solutions and the …
John Oates, 31 Jul 2006
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FAST legal adviser steps up to bar

In its ongoing crusade against IP and software piracy, FAST today said that it now has one newly-qualified barrister on the team. FAST public and legal affairs wonk James Craig has been called to the bar, which means he is qualified to give specialist legal advice and can argue a case in both higher and lower law courts. Prior …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Nov 2007
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Crackdown on corporate P2P users in Britain

The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is about to take action against a number of companies in the UK that have been caught making illegal copies of software available for download from their networks – which may come as a complete surprise to the companies. The federation isn't naming the companies yet. Director general …
OUT-LAW.COM, 31 Mar 2006
Pirates ahoy!

FAST cracks down on pirates near Penzance

A Cornish roofer has become the latest target in the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST)'s ongoing piracy smackdown. FAST said yesterday that it had busted an "unlawful software ring" at Philip Rogers' home in Redruth, Cornwall. An investigation was launched after Primal Pictures discovered Rogers was allegedly selling …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Nov 2007
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Pirate Bay guilty verdict: Now what?

The four men behind BitTorrent tracker website The Pirate Bay were handed stiff sentences of one year each this morning and ordered to stump up $3.6m in damages to the entertainment industry. The judgment may come as a short, sharp shock for members of the sprawling file sharing community. But the site will almost certainly …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Apr 2009
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ISPs ordered to reveal software file-sharers

The English High Court has ordered 10 ISPs, including BT, Tiscali and Telewest, to reveal the identities of 150 file-swappers accused by the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) of illegally uploading software to networks such as Kazaa. The ISPs have 14 days to comply. Once FAST receives the data (customer names and …
OUT-LAW.COM, 01 Feb 2006