+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Thread, Business Software Alliance in Technical; ...
  1. #1

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,820
    Thank Post
    883
    Thanked 685 Times in 454 Posts
    Rep Power
    505

    Business Software Alliance

    Not sure where to put this (Mods: move if needed)

    Ok just had this email through

    Quote Originally Posted by Business Software Alliance
    Dear Sirs,

    The BSA (Business Software Alliance) are currently targeting companies in the Manchester area.

    Chamber view: Take a stand on software piracy - Business - News - Manchester Evening News

    As you are based in Manchester you are like to receive a letter like this : http://www.hexel.net/bsaletter.pdf

    As a decision maker within your business it is your responsibility to ensure the software your business runs is licensed. In certain circumstances, the BSA can bring criminal proceedings against individuals who, intentionally or not, violate UK copyright law.

    As long as your company is fully licensed by the 30th of June you will avoid the risk of penalties for using BSA member’s software prior to that date.

    Hexel can offer trained software analysts to ensure the software running is licensed and assist you in auditing your business within the amnesty period.

    Once we have completed the audit we will give you a report showing what software you have installed and a quotation to ensure you are legal.

    You can either purchase the software direct from ourselves, or your usual vendor.

    Depending on the size of your network, a full audit can cost as little as £200.

    Please call or e-mail for further information or a quote to audit your business.

    Yours faithfully,
    Anyone lese been contacted yet?

    Now need to start doing a bloody software Audit.. that'll go down like a lead balloon!!

  2. #2

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,441
    Thank Post
    701
    Thanked 2,302 Times in 1,063 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    678
    Ignore it. They have no legal right to enter your school or audit you without a court order. Do not let them onto your premises or invite them in or they do get some legal precedence to audit you, and just like a witch finder of old they need to find something to keep them in pocket!
    They are just using FUD tactics to get themselves in the door, thats all.

  3. #3
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,002
    Thank Post
    983
    Thanked 477 Times in 398 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    98
    Ignore it, simple as that.

    I made the mistake of answering one of their junk emails once, and simply received more!

  4. #4

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,345
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,602 Times in 1,278 Posts
    Rep Power
    346
    Although what the e-mail says is true, that it is a business/school responsibility to ensure the software your business/school runs is licensed, I can't imagine who in their right mind would pay for such a service. It is cleverly worded, designed to worry people so they comply.

    I would recommend as a matter of good practice, to keep a folder documenting licensing for the applications/services your site uses and to keep an up-to-date inventory of computer hardware and resources.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Vista Business and Backward XP
    By Grommit in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 20th March 2008, 09:35 AM
  2. Business Software Alliance
    By Mr_T in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 24th April 2007, 12:52 AM
  3. I'm going to start a new business...
    By indiegirl in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 9th August 2006, 11:07 AM
  4. MSDN Academic Alliance programme
    By GrumbleDook in forum Windows
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 16th December 2005, 04:48 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •