A Japanese manufacturer has agreed to pay no less than “315,205,272 Japanese yen” for using pirated software. The penalty is the largest in the history of Business Software Alliance (BSA), which inked the settlement agreement with the Japanese company which remained unnamed.
“3,913 copies of unlicensed software were discovered in use during a software audit. BSA indicated that the audit was generated by a BSA Japan software piracy hotline report. The Japanese manufacturer that agreed to pay $3.3 million for its use of pirated software was running products from a variety of technology companies, including: Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, FileMaker Pro, and Microsoft Office.”