Software piracy is a serious issue for the software industry. According to the Business Software Alliance, 42% of software installed on computers worldwide is pirated, representing a revenue loss of $63.4 billion dollars. (Source: http://globalstudy.bsa.org/2011/)
Software piracy certainly impacts our business, but our customers are the ultimate victims. Pirating software is stealing, and it is illegal. If revenues are lost due to piracy, less resources can be allocated to research and development of new products and solutions.
What is Piracy?
For computer software, the term "piracy" refers to copying, selling, distributing, or using software that hasn't been properly licensed — or paid for.
Help Us Reduce Piracy
To obtain information about how to establish a software compliance program or learn more about piracy issues, please visit: http://www.bsa.org
If you are aware of a situation you believe involves software piracy, you may make a confidential report by:
- Emailing a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing a message to Dell:
Dell Legal Department
One Dell Way, RR1-33
Round Rock, TX 78682
- Submitting a report to the BSA online at https://reporting.bsa.org/r/report/add.aspx?src=us&ln=en-us
- Calling the BSA toll-free anti-piracy hotline number (U.S. only) 1 (888) - NOPIRACY
- Visiting the BSA website for toll-free hotline numbers across the globe: http://www.bsa.org/about-bsa/contact-us
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