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Software Pirates of the North Atlantic?

June 20, 2008

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Here’s interesting news about a company using pirated Autodesk software to do business. ADT Workplace designs and installs commercial interiors and it looks like they used pirated AutoCAD to do their design work. ADT "paid an undisclosed amount after the BSA received a complaint claiming the use of unlicensed copies of Adobe, Autodesk and Microsoft software on its PCs."

What makes this so interesting is that we see businesses using pirated software to design or build products all the time – but it’s usually in an emerging market. ADT Workforce is in Oldham, England (the greater Manchester area). This is a good reminder of the scope of legitimate businesses using pirated software and the importance of identifying these organizations and converting them into paying customers.

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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.