Business Software Alliance

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is a non-profit trade organisation based in Washington and active in over 80 countries worldwide. With dedicated staff at 11 offices across the globe, including London, the BSA is the foremost organisation looking after the software industry and its hardware partners.

"Software piracy is the unauthorised copying or distribution of copyrighted software. This can be done by copying, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers. What a lot of people don't realise or don't think about is that when you purchase software, you are actually purchasing a license to use it, not the actual software. It is that license that tells you how many times you can install the software, so it's important to read it. If you make more copies of the software than the license permits, you are pirating."

"Software piracy negatively impacts software publishers, creates unfair competition for legitimate companies, damages brands through distribution of substandard products, and exposes customers to a range of IT risks including security breaches and data loss."

-Quotes Taken from the BSA UK website

Free Software Audit Tools on BSA Website
http://www.bsa.org/country/Tools and Resources/Free Software Audit Tools.aspx

Helping you find licensed and unlicensed software on your networks and computers and ensure your asset management is up-to-date and legal.

All information is taken from the BSA website at http://www.bsa.org/