November 14, 2000

BSA sues 13 people in online-auction software selling

Author: JT Smith

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), which represents
software companies such as Microsoft, Macromedia and Adobe,
conducted the worldwide sting operation to fend off pirates and
educate consumers. "Many of the people who once sold pirated
software programs at flea markets have now moved to Internet
auction sites in the hopes of reaching online consumers," said Bob
Kruger, vice president of enforcement at the BSA. "In the great
majority of cases, what you see is not what you get, and what you
get is illegal." The Seattle Times reports.
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