Junta pays 12 million to settle software piracy case

The Junta de Andalucia has paid 12 millions euros to a “major international software company” in order to settle a complaint about the illegal use of software. It appears that government offices across Andalucia have been using pirated copies of this software, and an external audit of government computers detected “massive” use of pirated software on government PC’s. (I assume we’re talking Microsoft and Windows here). Anyway, the PP have revealed that earlier in the Continue reading Junta pays 12 million to settle software piracy case

Business Software Alliance takes a leaf out of SGAE’s book

The BSA (Business Software Alliance) has sent me a letter. I assume it’s a form letter, and not directed to me alone. The BSA is a world-wide organisation representing major software companies in the Fight Against Piracy. Maybe you got one, too? In case you didn’t, it’s a rather heavy handed and stern letter, warning the businesses of Spain, in a paternal fashion akin to a Victorian father reminding his son of the Rules of Continue reading Business Software Alliance takes a leaf out of SGAE’s book