Software piracy is a serious issue for the software industry. Revenue lost to software piracy during the past year is conservatively estimated in the tens of billions of dollars worldwide.
Software piracy drastically hampers our business. We and our customers are the victims. Pirating software is stealing, and is illegal. If income disappears because of piracy, less resources are focused on research and development of new products and features. Time spent supporting unauthorized users diverts time spent on supporting honest paying customers.
Definition of software piracy
The definition below is taken from BSA | The Software Alliance (http://www.bsa.org)
"Software piracy is the unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted software. This can be done by copying, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers. What a lot of people don't realize or don't think about is that when you purchase software, you are actually purchasing a license to use it, not the actual software. That license is what tells you how many times you can install the software, so it's important to read it. If you make more copies of the software than the license permits, you are pirating."
Help Us Reduce Piracy
AquaFold is a member of the BSA | The Software Alliance. The BSA membership provides an international network to better protect our customers' investments by ensuring fair competition. We are working closely with the BSA to further educate the industry about the importance of using legal versions of our products.
To obtain information about how to establish a software compliance program or learn more about piracy issues, please visit: http://www.bsa.org
If you are aware of a situation you believe involves software piracy, you may make a confidential report by: