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Qld steel firm pays damages for unlicensed design software

By: Kirsten Robb
19 August, 2014

A Queensland steel company has been forced to pay $17,500 in damages for using unlicensed software.

The Software Alliance (BSA) settled a case with Wulguru Steel for the illegal use of design software products Autodesk and AutoCAD.

Wulguru was using a pirated 'non-genuine' copy of the two products, such as those downloadable from the internet for free or for a discount.

The BSA was tipped off about the piracy by a person who knew about the unlicensed software use, via the BSA web reporting form.

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Source: SmartCompany

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