Can I See Your Receipt?

Scott Leibs, CFO Magazine, 02/01/2006

December was a bad month for software pirates. Nathan Peterson, accused of selling millions of dollars’ worth of vastly discounted software via the Web, pleaded guilty to two counts of copyright infringement and agreed to pay more than $5 million in restitution to nearly two dozen companies, including CA, Symantec Corp., and Yahoo Inc. And eight companies in Los Angeles and Houston settled with the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an industry watchdog group, and agreed to pay from $50,000 to $153,000 to settle claims that they possessed unauthorized copies of software from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and other vendors.