Using illegal software can lead to civil prosecution with unlimited fines and even a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
In 2006, several business across Europe faced fines of over £10,000. In fact, one business was confronted with costs of over £90,000. Financial risks aside, your company’s reputation that may have taken years to build, can be destroyed overnight.
Every piece of software used on your company's systems should be covered by a licensing agreement, known as the End-User Licensing Agreement (EULA). Unless the license states otherwise, you may only use one copy of the software on one computer.
A recent research study conducted by BSA as part of the Risk Awareness Campaign suggests a severe lack of awareness regarding the level of illegal software in the workplace, particularly among small to mid-sized companies.
As a responsible and professional business, unlicensed software use is a risk you will definitely want to avoid. If you’re in any doubt, Team Metalogic can help.
We can audit your existing software and advise you on the most cost-effective means of achieving full licensing compliance.
Team Metalogic can provide OEM, retail and volume licensing options for a wide variety of software manufacturers including Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, Computer Associates, McAfee and many more.