Software Police and Software Thieves

The clash between software companies wanting to protect their intellectual property (IP) revenue streams and software users continues in full force and has begun to pull in a wider cast of characters. The "software police," the most well-known of which is the Business Software Alliance (BSA), have moved from large enterprise targets to schools and small businesses. This article reviews the requirements of software licenses, consequences of violating them, and steps you can take to protect yourself and your firm.
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