The ITAM Review

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Tag: Software Piracy

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  • Top Ten Licensing Types – Where is the market going?

    Where is the licensing market going? If you would like to find out more about SAM Licensing or need general help with SAM then why not attend one of our SAM Workshops taking place in London, Berlin or New York soon.   No matter what, all software and applications have a license...

  • BSA’s “attack dog” tactics need a bone

    Matt Fisher is business development director at software asset management and license management tools company License Dashboard. As an industry spokesperson Fisher has been critical in the past of the BSA’s (BSA | The Software Alliance) so-called “attack dog” tactics, which...

  • Microsoft Sues Comet Over Windows ‘Piracy’

    Microsoft Licensing and Software Piracy made the evening news here in the UK this week. In a nutshell, Comet, a major UK high street retailer, wanted to continue to provide their customers with recovery disks after Microsoft withdrew them, claiming they were acting in the best interests...

  • Are Big Software Publishers Paying Lip Service to Anti-Piracy?

    software publishers complaining about piracy - a charade? Last month the Business Software Alliance (BSA) published their ‘Eighth Annual Global Software Piracy Study’. The BSA reports that the commercial value of pirated software continues to rise and that piracy is growing fastest...

  • Cloud Control

    With the hoopla around cloud computing the question “How do cloud and SaaS affect our industry?” is often asked. In my view cloud computing and other pay as you go models may make inroads into software piracy rates but the role of Software Asset Management; “managing software...

  • 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.

  • Have software licences and anti-piracy gone too far?

    An interesting article by Martin Brampton; The Brampton Factor: Licensed to bill  Software piracy may well be a very bad thing. But does it justify inflicting misery on legitimate software buyers, asks Martin Brampton. There is a lot of talk about the awfulness of software piracy...

  • 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...