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Compliance & Enforcement Communications

Compliance & Enforcement Focused Communications

BSA recognizes that one of the keys to improving software license compliance is raising awareness of the significant legal, financial and operational risks faced by companies that choose to use unlicensed software. BSA’s worldwide compliance programs are designed to reach end-user organizations and the general public to educate them on the value of legal software and the importance of intellectual property protection.

The use of unlicensed software is inherently risky — it is illegal and can result in civil and criminal penalties; and it exposes consumers and businesses to security threats including malware and viruses, leading to decreased efficiencies in organizations. Unlicensed software also harms local economies as it hampers technology companies’ ability to innovate and create jobs, and in doing so diminishes government revenues from lost taxes.

Given the current rate of unlicensed software use, along with cultural and legal differences around the world, BSA utilizes field personnel and the experience of 32 communications partners to advance our message of the benefits of licensed software and risks associated with unlicensed software.

To learn more about how organizations can combat cyberattacks by avoiding unlicensed software visit BSA’s Global Software Survey: Seizing Opportunity Through License Compliance.