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Scottish firm pays £120,000 over unlicensed software

A company in Renfrewshire, Scotland has paid almost £120,000 to settle claims that it had too few licences for the software installed on approximately 100 computers. The company would have been sued for copyright infringement if it had not settled. The deal with Total Repair Solutions was announced by the Business Software …
OUT-LAW.COM, 16 Dec 2008
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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
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Glaswegian piracy drive yields just 41 'possible' offenders

The BSA claims its month-long campaign to clamp down on software piracy in Glasgow is a “major success” – despite uncovering just 41 potential pirates after haranguing thousands of businesses by letter. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) wrote to 8,000 firms in November last year in which it urged bosses in the Scottish city …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 Feb 2008
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SMEs harbouring 300 pirate fonts

The average computer in a small business has 300 unlicensed fonts installed on it, leaving that company exposed to legal action, according to a leading typeface company. Monotype says the scale and importance of font piracy is being overlooked. The company's Julie Strawson told OUT-LAW Radio, the weekly technology law podcast, …
OUT-LAW.COM, 02 Apr 2007
Pirates ahoy!

Software pirates put sizeable dent in UK economy

The UK is missing out on more than £1bn in lost taxes and the creation of over 13,000 new high-paying jobs over four years if we all took software piracy more seriously, according to a new report. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) claimed today in its annual "Global Software Piracy Study" – which was carried out by analyst …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jan 2008
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Publisher in £80,000 font raid

A publishing firm fell foul of the law by using unlicensed typefaces worth £80,000, according to licensing lobby group the Business Software Alliance (BSA). The publishing firm had claimed to be using just one font but in fact was found using 11,000. The publisher was the subject of a BSA enquiry after an ex-employee tip-off, …
OUT-LAW.COM, 27 Jun 2006