The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has become the policing agency of the software world.  In addition to lobbying for copyright protection legislation and promoting end-user education about licensing, BSA investigates and penalizes organizations that use illegally licensed software.  We’re not talking about penalties that are just an inconvenience — these fines (is that the right word) are steep and can bring a business to its knees.

BSA is now offering rewards of up to $200,000.00 for people who report software piracy.  The reward they offer is related to the settlement/damages imposed on the company illegally using the software.

What does this mean for you?  It means that it has just gotten too expensive NOT to use properly licensed software!  Do you have any employees who WOULDN’T confidentially “sell you out” for this type of reward?  There are a lot of options for bringing licensing into compliance, and it may be more affordable than you think.  Info et Cetera Consulting can help you inventory your current IT infrastructure, determine proper licensing, and implement a compliance plan.  Contact us today!

To report software piracy go to:
http://reporting.bsa.org/usa

More information about software piracy is available at:
http://www.bsa.org

Reward Payment Guidelines
Settlement/Damages paid by
Company
Potential Reward payment
$15,000 – $150,000Up to $5,000
$150,001 – $300,000Up to $7,500
$300,001 – $500,000Up to $10,000
$500,001 – $750,000Up to $20,000
$750,001 – $1,000,000Up to $75,000
$1,000,001 – $1,500,000Up to $125,000
$1,500,001 – 2,000,000Up to $175,000
Over $2,000,000Up to $200,000