Power firm caught out by BSA


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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