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CityNet of West Virginia Agrees to pay $106,000 to Settle Claims of Unlicensed Software Use

WASHINGTON  May 31, 2013 — BSA | The Software Alliance, the leading global advocate for the software industry, today announced a settlement with IT solutions company CityNet to settle alleged legal claims that it had unlicensed copies of Adobe, Microsoft, and Symantec software installed on its computers.

As part of the settlement, CityNet agreed to pay $106,000, delete the unlicensed software it located during its self-audit, acquire any licenses necessary to become fully compliant, and take measures to ensure continuing licensing compliance.  

Jim Martin, President and CEO of CityNet, commented that “as a company that itself develops and distributes software, CityNet is strongly committed to ensuring that we meet our licensing obligations.  Once the inadvertent licensing issues were discovered, we promptly corrected the issues and will ensure Citynet remains complaint on a going forward basis.”

Through its online reporting form and its anti-piracy hotline, 1-888-NO-PIRACY, BSA receives voluntary tips and investigates hundreds of software copyright infringement cases per year in the United States alone. All reports are kept confidential. 

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