Our motivation in joining antipiracy movement together with the global software companies is our obligation to our licensed customers, our partners and resellers, and the software industry at large. Piracy threatens development and innovation by cheating legitimate software developers out of the rights and rewards of their valuable and hard-earned work. The loss of jobs, wages, tax revenues and critical investments in new technologies are just some of the possible destructive results of software piracy. Piracy may harm every one of us including consumers, honest resellers, the software industry and the national and local economies, not to mention the threats of organized crime connected to large scale piracy.
According to researches software piracy is a serious source of revenue loss for the software industry. IDC and the National University of Singapore, found that consumers worldwide will spend 25 billion USD and collectively waste 1.2 billion hours this year as the result of downloading pirated software. On the business side, companies will spend 500 billion USD on fixes in to issues with pirated software.
Software piracy comes in many forms. There are three major types that impact us:
We are committed to help preventing piracy. One of the key principles is to maintain and continuously improve our Licensing Program in order to keep it understandable and in order to provide maximum flexibility and ease of use for our customers. However, if your software piracy questions or concerns involve our product, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To obtain information about how to establish your corporate software policy or learn more about piracy issues, such as what kinds of activities constitute piracy and what are the fines for copyright violations, please visit http://www.siia.net or http://www.bsa.org.
We welcome your comments regarding this Antipiracy Policy. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us.