Paul Timmins (noweb4u) wrote,
Paul Timmins

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Check this bunch of BS I found in a piece of spam from Executive Software (makers of diskkeeper):

10. Copying software undermines policies against taking company property.
9. Proper software management saves time, money and makes employees more productive. How is this?
8. Unlicensed software is one of the prime sources of computer viruses that can destroy your company’s valuable data. I've never heard of pirated software distributing virii...
7. Unlicensed software is more likely to fail, leaving your company’s computers and their information useless. Yea, and the pen you stole from the waitress in the restaraunt is more likely to fail than one you purchase yourself, leaving everything you wrote with it blank and useless
6.You can expect no warranties or support for unlicensed software and won’t have access to inexpensive upgrades. Umm, those who choose to pirate their software get FREE upgrades ;-)
5.The cost of software piracy settlements usually far outweighs the costs incurred by a company using legitimate software. All because of the myth of theift in copyright laws...
4. In some circumstances, you leave your business vulnerable to raids and seizures of evidence, including computers, disk drives and other equipment. And if you submit to a BSA audit, you're more likely to have idiots trying to install windows on your SGI IRIX machines to run their auditing software
3. In 2001, BSA investigated more than 500 companies. In the past 10 years, BSA has recovered more than $70 million in penalties from software pirates. Penalties, which in most cases, never made it back to the companies that created the software
2. Software piracy can lead to stiff fines of up to $150,000 per copyright infringed and civil and criminal prosecutions.
1. And the number one reason companies need to ensure they are compliant with U.S. Software Copyright Laws: Software Piracy is Theft! Only because US laws make it so that copying something you made and I never paid for, leaving you the copy you still have, is thieft, despite the fact you were never deprived of your property. Ugh

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