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2013-10-30 23:32:21

A government relations and intellectual property enforcement organization, BSA | The Software Alliance (a/k/a The Business Software Alliance) is running internet and radio ads soliciting software piracy tips in exchange for cash rewards. Scott & Scott, LLP, a Texas-based law firm with a software audit defense practice, believes the rewards create an opportunity for disgruntled employees to profit from their own wrongdoing. Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 BSA | The Business...

2013-08-28 08:28:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSA | The Software Alliance today announced that it has named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, to be its President and CEO. She will begin on September 3. "We are thrilled to have Victoria leading BSA forward in an important phase of growth and evolution for the software industry," said BSA Board Chairman Pascal Di Fronzo, Senior Vice President...

2013-08-21 12:31:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida resident David Thompson was forced to forfeit $250,000 to BSA | The Software Alliance to settle claims that he illegally sold and distributed copies of software products from Adobe and Symantec, both BSA member companies, through his website, www.littlesoftshop.com. BSA originally filed the lawsuit in a Connecticut federal court on behalf of Adobe and Symantec. BSA's Global Internet Enforcement Program began its...

2013-06-25 12:32:43

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSA | The Software Alliance today announced that Dell Inc. has joined BSA to participate in global anti-piracy programs and help drive advocacy initiatives on behalf of the software industry. "Dell has a billion-dollar software business that is growing rapidly, so it's a natural fit for us to join BSA," said John Swainson, President of Dell Software. "BSA is an association that brings together the world's leading software companies...

2013-05-29 23:30:18

Many businesses do not know what to do when they receive a letter from BSA | The Software Alliance (a/k/a Business Software Alliance) requesting a software audit. Intellectual property and technology law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP, with a practice area focus on software defense, shares software audit strategies. Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Each year, hundreds of letters from the Business Software Alliance´s attorneys are issued to companies accused of installing more...

2013-05-21 08:35:16

Reduced risk and greater operating efficiencies drive value for enterprises, boosting economic output TORONTO, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - A new study from BSA | The Software Alliance and INSEAD, one of the world's leading business schools, finds that increasing the use of properly licensed software would have a greater impact on the economy in Canada than allowing similar growth in the use of pirated software. A one per cent increase in use of licensed software would generate an...

2012-12-28 05:03:28

Scott & Scott, LLP alerts Omaha businesses that the BSA | The Software Alliance (a/k/a Business Software Alliance) frequent radio ads seeking whistleblower reports in exchange for cash rewards could negatively affect them if they are not proactive and ready for a potential BSA audit. According to media tracking service, Adscope, Omaha ranked #8 in total radio spots of three monitored national campaigns. Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 BSA | The Software Alliance national...

2012-11-14 16:27:57

Ministry Is First Government Body to Earn BSA's Certification in Standards-Based SAM for Organizations WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSA | The Software Alliance today announced that the Ministry of Economy in Mexico has become the first government body in the world to earn BSA's Certification in Standards-Based Software Asset Management for Organizations, a program known as CSS(O). The credential demonstrates the Mexican government's commitment to promoting legal...

2012-10-10 23:20:38

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Business Software Alliance today unveiled a new brand identity reflecting a strategic alignment of its operations and the transformative impact of software on every aspect of modern life. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bsa-unveils-new-brand-reflecting-rapid-evolution-and-transformative-impact-of-global-software-industry-173586021.html Effective...

2012-08-21 02:33:00

BSA settles eight cases valuing more than $2.5 million in unlicensed software WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent wave of high-value unlicensed software cases settled by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) underscores the persistent problem of software piracy in the United States. While U.S. piracy rates have dipped overall - as noted in the 2011 BSA Global Software Piracy Study - the commercial value of software piracy in the U.S. still adds up to almost $10...