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Tag: BSA


  • BSA Launches SAM Training & Certification – SAM Advantage

    How Do You Eat An Elephant? Piece by Piece The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has launched an industry training course and certification scheme based on the ISO/IEC 19770-1 SAM Standard. Breaking 19770-1 into Manageable Chunks I think this is the best thing to happen to ISO/IEC...

  • ITAM Industry News Round-Up

    News Industry News: BSA wins US $3.3 Million Settlement against Japanese manufacturer, Kansai, for software license infringement Vendor News: NetSupport DNA releases new version of it’s Service Desk Vendor News: Express Metrix Express Software Manager now includes IT Purchasing...

  • Modular Approach to ISO/IEC 19770-1

    The working group (WG21) supporting the SAM process standard for Software Asset Management (ISO/IEC19770-1:2006) is proposing to break implementation of the standard into manageable chunks to aid successful implementation. Krzysztof (Chris) Baczkiewicz states; “Many people like...

  • Software Pirate Caught Selling On Auction Site

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has named the latest software pirate to be caught for selling illegal software. John Rothwell from Liverpool in the UK fell afoul of the BSA investigators when he tried to sell them £2,000 of Adobe, CorelDRAW, Microsoft Office and other software...

  • BSA Announces Four New Piracy Cases

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has continued to keep the pressure on those failing to use legal software after announcing a handful of successful cases in its fight against unlicensed products.

  • For Every 10 Software Installs Worldwide, 6 are Paid For

    According to the BSA the UK Piracy rate dropped 1% to 26% in 2007. The BSA claims “The reduction follows significant investment by the BSA in both education and enforcement programmes over the last year in the UK. These include the launch of a dedicated, regional programme,...

  • BSA Puts the Brakes on Los Angeles-Area Car Dealership Group

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) today announced that Miller Automotive (, a group of car dealerships located in Van Nuys, CA, agreed to pay $107,998 to BSA to settle claims that it had unlicensed copies of Adobe and Microsoft software on its computers....

  • UK Architects probed by software piracy watchdog

    Huddersfield-based (UK) architecture practice Above and Beyond is being investigated by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) for alleged computer software piracy.The BSA a global watchdog which represents the largest software companies and regularly fines offenders, is understood...

  • Two companies settle software copyright claims

    A refreshing change – the BSA is actually naming companies in their recent press release. TruStile Doors and Sentage have settled with the Business Software Alliance and agreed to pay fines for their use of unlicensed software. See the full story

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