BSA Global Enforcement
BSA administers compliance and enforcement programs in over 60 countries worldwide, helping its members protect their intellectual property and drive innovation by taking legal action against commercial end-user license infringement. In 2012 alone, BSA investigated over 15,000 reports of unlicensed software use across the globe. BSA investigates those reports through a combination of internal resources and through an extensive network of over 80 law firms around the world. Through its communications and license compliance programs, BSA empowers end-users to take action by reporting unlicensed software use directly and confidentially to BSA.
The legal environment of each country determines the nature of the particular enforcement program, covering a wide range of actions from the issuing of warning letters, to audits and criminal raids conducted by local police and enforcement agencies.
For more information about activity in a particular country, please visit that country page.