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Power firm caught out by BSA

Simon Quicke

The Business Software Alliance has struck again in its ongoing battle to punish those that fail to pay for using software landing a £8,000 settlement with power conversion specialist Coverteam.

The payment breaks down to include a settlement payment of £6,000 and a further £2,000 in costs to get the right Microsoft and Adobe licenses.

Philippe Briére, Chair of the BSA UK Committee, said that the case was a further example of the "financial penalties that have to be paid if a business does not have correctly licensed software installed".

"The abuse of intellectual property rights is a serious offence and enforcement action will be taken against any company found using unlicensed software and can result in a damaged reputation and significant costs," he added.

The case against the Rugby-based power conversion specialist follows hard on the heels of the most recent case a couple of weeks ago against a Blackpool-based building services company, George Morrison that had to settle to the tune of £10,000 after being caught using unlicensed Microsoft and Autodesk products.

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