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FAST: 2012 Licence Compliance and Software Piracy Panel Agenda

January 18, 2012

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FAST general Counsel, Julian Heathcote Hobbins confirmed panelist in leading industry webinar

The Federation Against Software Theft is to take part in the V.i. Labs’ ‘License Compliance and Software Piracy Panel Discussion’ webinar taking place on 2nd February 2012. The webinar itself is focussing on license revenue recovery best practices and trends as well as a series of real-world latest case studies on the implications of intellectual property theft.

V.i. Labs has bought together a panel of experts, which includes Keith Kupferschmid, General Counsel and SVP at SIIA, and Victor DeMarines, VP of Products at V.i. Labs. The purpose of the webinar itself will be to provide useful information on software piracy for Corporate Counsel, licensing and compliance officers and VPs or Directors of Product Management, Sales and Marketing.

The event will explore industry topics such as:

  • Latest Trends: profiles of the average business that is using unlicensed software, policies and laws and geographic data
  • New Approaches on Compliance: How to encourage customers to buy licensed software and determining the value of whistleblower campaigns
  • Investigating the Piracy Channels: Different techniques to identify infringers

Julian Heathcote Hobbins commented: “V.i. Labs has put together an expert field of speakers to debate the implications of poor corporate compliance, unlicensed software and the impact of piracy on both users and IT rights’ holders. Software piracy continues to be a dominant factor affecting our businesses and our economy and we will be examining where the industry currently stands in terms of software piracy. We want to stress the importance of protecting SMEs by encouraging customers to buy genuine software product. A level playing field”

“This is the second year that we’ve hosted a panel discussion on piracy and license compliance, and we’re delighted to have Julian and Keith on the panel again this year, “commented Victor DeMarines at V.i. Labs. “The main aim for this event is to get our industry talking and thinking about new strategies and best practices for enforcing license compliance and reducing the impact of software piracy. Based on the success of last year’s panel discussion, we know that with Julian and Keith’s knowledge and experience in the industry, these issues will be communicated effectively to our audience.”

Keith Kupferschmid, General Counsel and SVP at SIIA, concluded: “Unlicensed software trends are constantly changing, and it's important for the software industry to stay on top of new strategies and best practices for enforcing license compliance. Panels like this one are crucial for organisations focused on license revenue recovery.”

The webinar will be held on Thursday 2nd February 2012 between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm EST. To register for the event, please visit: http://info.vilabs.com/2012-panel

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About V.i. Labs

V.i. Labs offers software providers solutions to identify, track, and create actionable intelligence on the use and misuse of their software to increase revenue. Its CodeArmor® platform is used by leading software providers to recover revenue lost to unlicensed software use, gain compliant customers, and globally reduce the pirated use of their software applications. Customers have identified more than $2 billion in revenue recovery opportunities and are adding up to ten percent additional revenue to their bottom lines. /

About The Federation Against Software Theft

The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) was formed in 1984. FAST is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee and wholly owned by its members. It was the first organisation to protect software publishers’ rights and advances its mission through education, enforcement and policy initiatives, together with promoting standards and best practice in the professional management of software. FAST advocates IP for growth. www.fast.org.uk

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Michael Goff

Post written by Michael Goff

Marketing Director at Revulytics
Michael is Marketing Director at Revulytics where he is responsible for corporate marketing, content, and social media. He has helped to educate the industry on the benefits of software usage analytics for compliance and product management through the company's blog and contributed articles in trade publications. Michael was previously a marketing programs manager at The MathWorks and principal at Goff Communications. Michael earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University.