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Software pirates should offer up more booty, says BSA

Software companies should be entitled to bigger damages for the use of copied software, industry lobby group the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has said. Damages law needs to be changed so that companies are entitled to damages greater than the current rate of the equivalent to the cost of the software which has been copied …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 May 2011
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Federation borgs asset org

The Federation Against Software Theft is joining forces with Investors in Software - which promotes the use of software asset management. The two organisations will keep their brands and their different focuses. Historically the Federation has lobbied government for stronger action against software pirates and helped bust …
John Oates, 1 Sep 2008
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Ryanair cancels aggregator-booked tickets in escalating scraping war

Ryanair has said that it will no longer honour bookings made through aggregator sites. The Irish budget airline said that cancelling would be quicker and more effective than lawsuits. Ryanair recently sued aggregation company Bravofly in the Irish courts, claiming that its 'screen-scraping', or automatic collection of …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 Aug 2008
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BSA: Software piracy's 'tragic' impact on US society

The Business Software Alliance claimed yesterday that software piracy in the US is costing the industry $11.4bn and local government $1.7bn in lost taxes. The software multinational lobbying group reckoned that although four out of five pieces of software is legally bought in the US the remaining counterfeit material results …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jul 2008
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Ryanair wins German court victory in screen-scraping injunction

Ryanair has claimed a German court victory against a tour company it has accused of screen-scraping its website against its wishes. The airline said that Hamburg Regional Court has awarded it an injunction against Vtours. Screen-scraping is when one company takes information from another's website by automatically filling in …
OUT-LAW.COM, 11 Jul 2008
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If you must pirate, use counterfeit Windows

A senior Microsoft exec has admitted that some software piracy actually ends up benefiting the technology giant because it leads to purchases of other software packages. In this way, some software pirates who might otherwise never try Microsoft products become paying customers, according to Microsoft business group president …
John Leyden, 13 Mar 2007

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