IT managers avoiding unlicensed software for security reasons, BSA says

Among business owners, one of the biggest concerns of using unlicensed software is the chance of installing malware through an unpatched, unsafe version of the software, according to a new survey from the

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Business Software Alliance settles with Quebec company over software licence dispute

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has settled out-of-court with a Quebec company, reaching a settlement over litigation for copyright infringement. In an press release dated Sept. 10, the BSA said it first contacted

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Candice So

Business Software Alliance’s latest weird argument for stronger IP laws

The Business Software Alliance has found a newly imagined detriment of Canada’s supposedly sub-par intellectual property laws – make sure you’re sitting down for this shocker – it’s slowing down the advancement of

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Software alliance connects intellectual property to cloud computing growth

Canada is a laggard among developing countries when it comes to having government policies that promote the growth of cloud computing services, according to an alliance representing the world's leading software brands. Canada

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

ISPs would be ineffective, privacy-invasive copyright enforcers

Do you want the company maintaining your connection to the Internet to keep tabs on the content you’re browsing? A group of software vendors thinks that’s a good idea. The Autumnal Equinox is upon us

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Anti-piracy group’s study ‘shockingly misleading’, says expert

A report by an anti-piracy group that claims potential improved economic conditions if software piracy were stamped out may actually show the effects of increased spending in the IT industry, according to critics.The

Published on: September 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian firms pay $170,000 to anti-piracy group

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has exacted fines from seven more Canadian businesses, while continuing to refer to questionable statistics measuring piracy.Companies in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia were fined a total of

Published on: April 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Anti-Piracy group accused of ‘intimidating’ firms that can’t fight back

An anti-piracy group representing major software vendors is being criticized by a mid-sized manufacturing business that was forced to pay a large fine, and an Internet law expert. Twelve Canadian companies have settled

Published on: September 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Busting software piracy – how offending firms are pursued and punished

You might not realize it, but two out of every 10 of your co-workers might be using pirated software, according to industry statistics. You might be, too, for that matter, particularly if you

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Julia King

Small Canadian firms, school division fork out $270,000 in “piracy” damages

Five Canadian organizations – four small businesses and a school division – have paid $270,091 in damages after investigations found unlicensed software installed on their computers, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) says.The five

Published on: March 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto firms fork out fines to settle piracy claims

Four Toronto-area companies have recently dished out a total of $95,000 to settle claims of unlicensed software on their computers. They've also agreed to delete all unlicensed copies of software, acquire appropriate licenses

Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach