Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 6, 2007
Wasatch Software, a national reseller of information technology products, is sponsoring 'Software License Awareness Day' on April 10 to inform organizations of the legal risks involved with software licensing. Software license agents from Wasatch Software will be available throughout 'Software License Awareness Day' to help address any potential issues for organizations interested in participating.
The use of software without proper licensing is a copyright infringement. If a software publisher brings civil action against an organization, it may face up to $150,000 in damages for each software program being used illegally. Also, organizations of all sizes can be held liable for employees' actions even if management was not aware.
If your company is at risk you may feel overwhelmed. Indeed, legitimate software licensing can be costly. Spencer Ferguson, President of Wasatch Software, notes that taking a few simple steps can go a long way towards fixing the problem. "If your organization faces a software piracy issue it is best to start fixing it right away, even if you must do it slowly. Many companies can obtain financing, allowing them to spread the cost of getting legit over time. Even the purchase of a few software licenses each month can make a big difference."
The Business Software Alliance (BSA), an organization that helps software companies fight piracy, estimates that the United States faces a piracy rate of 21%.
Software license agents from Wasatch Software are available throughout 'Software License Awareness Day' to help individuals address any potential issues on a confidential basis.
About Wasatch Software:
Wasatch Software is a national reseller of information technology products for business, education, government and charitable organizations. Founded in 2002, Wasatch Software has achieved millions in sales with a niche focus on volume software licensing. Wasatch Software partners with companies such as Microsoft, Symantec, Adobe and Trend Micro. See http://www.wasatchsoftware.com for more information.