Architect pays $90k for unlicensed software

Summary:The Business Software Alliance announced today that Perth-based architecture firm Peter Hunt Pty Ltd had settled a legal claim that it was allegedly using unlicensed software via the sum of $90,000.

in brief The Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced today that Perth-based architecture firm Peter Hunt Pty Ltd had settled a legal claim that it was allegedly using unlicensed software via the sum of $90,000.

According to the BSA, the allegedly unlicensed software was from Microsoft and Adobe. Peter Hunt had promised that it remedied the problem by purchasing all the necessary software licences when it settled the claim, BSA said.

Peter Hunt did not respond to requests for comment.

"It is easy for companies to let software licensing slip down the list of priorities, especially during tough market conditions," BSA co-chair Clare Wharrier said in a statement. "This case reminds organisations that they are legally obliged to ensure they hold current licences for all of the software in their possession."

Topics: Software Development

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