BSA looks for receipts as proof of ownership

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#1

I just posted the article BSA looks for receipts as proof of ownership.

With the Business Software Alliance (BSA) recently increasing its cash reward from a maximum of $50,000 to $200,000 in the US to anyone reporting a business that pirates software, which in-turn…

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#2

I don’t know how about your countries but in Israel for BSA to perform “audit” they need either your permission or court order given only in case they can present 2 witnesses of illegal software usage. While most people do not know that and let them enter when they come you can just shut the door before them and fear nothing.


#3

Identical in the UK, just tell FAST you are too busy.


#4

in us, i don’t think they can “aduit” without court order, but who knows in the era of homeland security. although i think bas should be &*($ off from any business, it is too much to ask to keep receipts & stuff. i mean i don’t even know where are the original disks are not to mention manuals & boxes which have been trashed on the date i bought them. i fear that bsa will have power of a secret police someday as people is greedy by nature & software is a big business…i mean it is like a printing money (ms’s profit margin is like 90%)


#5

While one might fail a “BSA software audit”, they haven’t got a hope in hell of making it stick if it ever goes to court.