The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has agreed to an £8,000 out of court settlement with home entertainment distributor Prism Leisure, following an investigation into illegal software use.
It was alleged by the BSA that Prism was using unlicensed versions of Adobe and Microsoft software products after the organisation received an anonymous tip-off from its website.
After being contacted by the BSA, Prism subsequently conducted an audit of its computer facilities. The BSA claimed that use of unlicensed software constituted copyright infringement and Prism subsequently agreed to settle for £8,000 and acquired licences for any software that may have been unlicensed.
Siobhan Carroll, regional manager northern Europe at BSA, said: "Copyright law states that each software program must have a license. As companies become more dependent on IT, it can become harder to manage their software assets - this is why we recommend companies deploy effective software asset management processes."
The BSA has now launched an interactive software health check tool to take users step-by-step through an assessment of their current software management status.
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