Law firm urges caution over BSA piracy forms

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The BSA is sending out software audits to UK companies that is intended to remind companies that they should use legal software according to the BSA.

But according to a major corporate law firm…

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Dont really care if they’re collecting evidence or not, it makes me mad that somehow they’re able to do this legally! :frowning:

I live in the UK and if anyone got taken to court after one of those forms was used in the investigation the case would be dismissed - its called entrapment. To explain, you cannot tempted into commting a crime by police (for instance by parking a car with an open boot full of gold bars and watching it with a security camera) or be allowed (let alone made) to testify against yourself - which this would constitute. Just try it and you’ll waste your legal fees :slight_smile:

FUCK!!! I’m actuelly wondering if BSA is a Software Aliance or a Police Alliance. They should stop taking the laws in their own hand.

:4 I also received a similarly worded document from the BSA in the good old USA. Up theirs! The BSA are functioning on a police-state mentality. They even ran commercials over local FM radio stations to “warn” business owners. Dare I say threaten… I am not a business. I guess that they received my address from Adobe. I recall that I could not register on-line without providing a “business name”, so I provided a made-up business name in order to complete on-line registration. Next time I would dba - do business as - “IamNotaBusiness”, Ltd. By rights the BSA should receive legal papers from local prosecutors.