The Federation Against Software Theft (The Federation) has identified 25 UK companies where software is being illegally shared and is planning further investigations.
Under the second phase of its ‘Operation Tracker’ system launched in April, the Federation is targeting corporates that are breaking the law. Operation Tracker enables the Federation to trace those making software available illegally and the library of what they have on offer including from company connections to the internet.
John Lovelock, director general of The Federation said: “Tracker works and if corporates and their management teams think they can either hide from or ignore their liabilities they are going to have to think again. Misuse of software is something directors cannot plead ignorance to. If their staff are using the corporate network for illegal activity, those in charge may be liable. Theft is theft and will be treated accordingly.”
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