It sounds like your company has a very short sided approach to how they perform computer maintenance. If so, you could be in for a windfall if you report it to the business software alliance bsa in time. Organization expands promotion of its know it report it reward it campaign, which offers rewards to individuals who report incidents. How to report piracy by an organization to microsoft quora. The number that they called is for a business that they setup for a product they are trying to manufacture. Jun 23, 2008 according to the bsas fifthannual study on global software piracy, of the 108 countries that are covered in the may 2008 report, the use of pirated software dropped in 67 countries. How did autodesk find out about our software piracy. What they use is not your business, for as long as this does not affect you. It requires proof that companies are using more than one pirated brand of software before it begins legal proceedings on behalf of its members. The software theft must have occurred in the united states or canada, although software theft in other countries might be investigated as well, and the person or company must be sued for using the illegal software. But that doesnt mean the bsa wouldnt pay it, if the right. My employer is using pirated software, should i report it.
Ministry intensifies enforcement efforts to keep software. Use the button below to report nonvalid use of autodesk software. In order to investigate your software piracy report, you will need to provide the name and address of the company being reported, what software is being pirated, and how you know the software is pirated. Single cases of piracy are referred to the software maker in question.
Business software alliance increases efforts in campaign. There must be an enduser license agreement visible onscreen when setup is first run. Software piracy rates fell in 67 countries in 2007. Are you concerned you might be a victim of counterfeit software. In india what is the email or other contact details to report the use of pirated software please share the details to report the pirated software used by a company this thread is locked. Here is a very startling statistic, according to business software alliance bsa, 21% of software installed on personal computers is pirated.
But the bsa claims that piracy in emerging, fastgrowing pc markets caused overall numbers to worsen and dollar losses from piracy to rise to. Reward scheme to combat illegal use of software in business. The manufacturing outfit reportedly used commercial software without a proper license. Software piracy claims can ruin your business and reward. May 30, 2017 kuala lumpur, may 31, 2017 bsa the software alliance bsa today presented rm20,000 as reward to an informant who provided bsa with information which led to a successful raid against a sarawakbased precision engineering company in kuching for their suspected illegally using unlicensed software in the course of conducting their business. The trade groups program uses a combination of guilt and cash to persuade employees to rat out their companies or other software pirates for using unlicensed programs.
To add to the discomfort, the reason youre using this software in fact, the reason you were hired is because you know it really well. As part of a crackdown on software piracy, the reward being offered to those who blow the whistle on infringements in the runup before dec. If any of these elements are missing, the product may be pirated. It when it comes to pirated software, it pays to be legal. How should i report my company for piracyunlicensed. Aug 22, 2016 sometimes, if your engineering company or architecture firm is using autocad, the software will crash. Report unlicensed software, bsa malaysia home facebook. Payment of the reward must be otherwise consistent with the objectives of the decca software company antipiracy program. Pay off your credit card debt by ratting on software pirates. All information provided to bsa will be kept confidential. Sep 12, 2011 if that software is the microsoft windows operating system, the computer should be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity coa.
It is part of a new campaign to draw negligent and conniving businesses out of the shadows. If you know a company using unlicensed business software, file a report today to be eligible for a cash reward. The automated piracy reporting site requires me to enter the date i purchased the software, but i never did, all i received was an email so it never completes my report. Be part of the antipiracy solution and report software piracy confidentially at nopiracy. Pirated software and why you should avoid it shareware. Laws like rico can be used to prosecute individuals that are members of organizations with a pattern 2 or more of criminal offenses. It is no longer just the average consumer that might wind up in court for using pirated software. If youve been a victim of piracy or find a website you suspect may be selling or distributing nonvalid autodesk products, help others by reporting the seller. A little extra cash can help get you to where you want to be. If you plan to still work for the company i would recommend a different approach. During 2016, bsa said it received 230 reports alleging that member companies were using unlicensed software.
You are about to purchase new software, or recently purchased software. Please call our microsoft careline at 800 852 3543 and select option 2 to report your piracy complaint. You can report piracy of windows or other microsoft software products through the reporting piracy link at the microsoft piracy website. How to report a company that uses pirated software. If a report is submitted over the internet, you, the source, must completely and accurately complete the entire corporate enduser piracy report form, including a valid email address. Software piracy is the unauthorized copying or distribution of ed software by duplicating, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers. For example, when switching tabs, drawing lines, copying and pasting things, or zooming. In one instance, a texas automotive repair company. The fines might put the company out of business, or reduce the number of people it can employ. The bsa end user reward program offer applies only to reports of business end user piracy taking place in the united states or canada piracy committed by a company or organization when it installs unlicensed software on computers that it owns or leases for its employees to use in their work. You could report this company anonymously to the federation against software theft. Each lead is taken very seriously and investigated. The form should be used to report the illegal distribution or use of pirated content within a company, a school, a trade association, or any other kind of organization. The original purchase receipt of the software or computer, including the date of purchase and the name and address of the seller mail the printed report and documentation to the following address.
My employer is using pirated software both cad and office software, which is obviously very unethical. Software piracy claims can ruin your business and reward those responsible. Business software alliances annual study shows software. Should i dob in my workplace for using pirate software. Nov 07, 2004 the business software alliance is doubling the maximum reward it will pay to individuals who report companies that are using pirated software. Unless youre a lawyer, you should retract the statement that employees arent at risk for using company provided pirated software. Neither the source nor any family member or relative must have been employed by siia or its member companies within the twoyear period before the decision to award any reward. As a gesture in support of the current government initiatives against software piracy, the bsa is pleased to announce an increase to the bsa reward to rm50,000 for a limited time period until the end of april, for any information leading to a successful enforcement actions against any company using pirated software in their business. Most reports came via bsas no piracy portal from current or. Jan, 2008 a warning to company directors and senior management for using pirated software. No piracy is an initiative of bsa the software alliance. Disgruntled employees have an incentive to report their employers thanks to the bsa.
In the case of a software piracy report, the source cannot be the employee who loaded the pirated software onto the target company s computers and cannot have directed. Your next company is likely to have some pirated software as well, even if they dont realize it, and they wont want you doing the same thing. Report now report nonvalid sellers if youve been a victim of piracy or find a website you suspect may be selling or distributing nonvalid autodesk products, help others by reporting the seller. An export document may be required when shipping the required documentation to a microsoft office outside of your country.
The form can be used to report organizations of any kind. How do i report to microsoft an offer of pirated software. In fact, currently in practice is a campaign called no piracy, in which the bsa advertises on popular social channels the ability for whistleblowers to receive a cash reward and take a dream vacation for reporting unlicensed business software. We may contact you about your submission to follow up on specific details. The bsa a trade group supported by microsoft, adobe systems and other major software makers to enforce software licenses and sannounced on friday that it is raising the ceiling on payments to uk.
Decca software company piracy rewards program terms and conditions. Get answers to frequently asked questions about protecting yourself from nonvalid. The reward one can qualify for is determined by the size of the settlement paid by the company pirating software, or the size of awarded damages in the instance of a dispute heading into court. Send us a confidential report of any unauthorized use or copy of decca software company collections max software. Jul 27, 2012 dear lifehacker, at my workplace all the software is pirated. The form to report software piracy can be found here. Customs officers raided the company s office on february 19 last year and seized 21 computers installed with pirated computer software. Bsa compliance solutions supports our members and their customers by partnering with key stakeholders around the world to raise awareness of the risk of malware, ransomware, and other critical security. The business software alliance bsa yesterday announced that it will increase its efforts to shine a brighter light on software piracy, which the organization reports is a serious problem that hurts the u. The manufacturing outfit reportedly used commercial software without a. These raids happen because the business software alliance bsa gives huge rewards 250,000 baht to people who report companies using or some rival who are candidates to contact the bsa, turn them in and collect their reward.
Unless otherwise required by law, it is our strict policy to keep all information about you confidential. Software piracy whistleblowers get bigger rewards zdnet. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Pirated software rampant among personal computer users. Using unlicensed software is illegal and increases security risks.
If your personal working place is 100% legal, they do not ask you to use pirated software, pay you the salary, just work and dont think too much. If the violation is small, the penalty may only be that they will be required to purchase as many copies of the software as were pirated, at twice the full list price plus damages, depending on. Watch this short video to find out why you should report the use of unlicensed software in your workplace. Unlicensed and counterfeit software use is a global problem. I find it frustrating that my boss who it quite wealthy insists on us using illegal software. The bsa a trade group supported by microsoft, adobe. The business software alliance is doubling the maximum reward it will pay to individuals who report companies that are using pirated software. If a company is caught with illegal software, they can expect to be vigorously prosecuted. Click here to see one software alliance anti piracy advertisement i ran across touting informant rewards up to one million dollars. If your business is knowingly using pirated software or even if youre not 100% confident its not, you must read this to learn the expensive hot water your business can get into if you get caught. May 10, 2016 software piracy claims can ruin your business and reward those responsible. Be part of the anti piracy solution and report software piracy confidentially at nopiracy.
Mar 22, 2015 if you know a company using unlicensed business software, file a report today to be eligible for a cash reward, the holiday ad reads, and there are more examples here. If you know a company using unlicensed business software, file a report. Corporate enduser piracy occurs when software is installed on an organizations computers without the proper licenses from the software publisher. According to the bsas fifthannual study on global software piracy, of the 108 countries that are covered in the may 2008 report, the use of pirated software dropped in 67 countries. Not only is there a reward to compensate you for your trouble, there are compelling reasons why and how pirated software can affect you personally. The form should be used to report the use of pirated software within a company, a school, a trade association, or any other kind of organization. Just recently, the bsa started gives rewards to employees among other individuals who report businesses companies using pirated software. If you have any questions or want to report software piracy by phone call 18003887478. Do you work for a business thats pirating software for its own internal use. The results from the business software alliances fifthannual study on global software piracy revealed some statistics that would put a smile on any software company executives face. South african companies nailed for using pirated software. I know for a fact that my boss will not spend the money for the legal software if i were to bring the issue up, but im very worried this will affect my acceptance into the professional engineers of ontario as its a violation of ethics. A case like this may force this company to liquidation, if they dont have enough money to pay the fees, and probably they dont.
They called in a panic yesterday because someone from solidworks had called them saying that they found he was using pirated software. One day they will be caught using pirated software for thousands of dollars. And they will be forced, by a judge, to pay those thousands of dollars. Genuine autodesk report counterfeit sellers and piracy. Software piracy whistleblowers get bigger rewards cnet. If they ask you to use pirated software, you have two. Apr 30, 2020 the bsa offers a financial reward for reporting pirated software if certain conditions are met. It sounds like your company has a very short sided approach to. The ad links to a scary looking site that allows one to file a confidential report or call a friendly woman with a headset.83 1152 488 1109 1372 147 1606 943 1269 263 258 122 1543 1154 1497 1125 1562 795 1316 1008 582 153 978 30 423 143 399 1393 1320 1113 822 522 704 1199 844 216 781 1418 1092 1187