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Defusing A Software Audit: What To Do When You're Accused Of Copyright Infringement

What do you do when you're accused of software piracy? The International Association of IT Asset Managers offers some advice on software audits.

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Don't Get Nailed For Piracy

When it comes to corporate software piracy, watchdog groups like the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) work on behalf of major software vendors like Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec and others to make sure businesses aren't engaging in copyright infringement. The BSA and SIIA rely on tips from anonymous sources, usually current or former employees, and then investigate businesses by asking them to submit to a software audit. What should businesses do when they receive a software audit request from the BSA/SIIA? The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) offers some advice for dealing with a difficult situation.

For a closer look at software piracy in the channel, see a preview of our exclusive report, "Software Piracy: Are You A Trusted Adviser Or An Accomplice To A Crime?" The full article is available exclusively in the CRN Tech News app.

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