I am a partner in Scott & Scott, LLP a firm that focuses on technology law matters in Southlake, Texas. We represent companies accused of software piracy by industry trade groups such as the Business Software Alliance and Software Information and Industry Association. I had my first encounter with the BSA in 2004 when they…
If your company has received a letter from the BSA | The Software Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade and advise my clients to cooperate but to do so in a manner that will…
One of the most controversial tactics the BSA uses when calculating its settlement demands is its practice of unbundling software suites such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Unbundling occurs when the target of a BSA audit is unable to provide acceptable proof of purchase for one or more installation of a software suite….
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