Anti-piracy body The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has taken legal action against a gaming firm for failing to purchase a sufficient number of Microsoft software licenses.
Middlesex-based Global Draw Ltd was fined £20,000 by the BSA and ordered to purchase £25,000 worth of legal Microsoft software for compliance purposes.
BSA head Michala Wardell said firms need to understand that failing to comply with licensing requirements can have dire financial consequences.
She added: “Disregarding intellectual property laws to chase cost savings in the short-term will always lead to more harm than good. In the current economic climate, businesses cannot afford unnecessary risks which could far exceed the initial outlay of licensed software.”
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