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Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Telemetry Data Prove Effective for EDA Vendors in Anti-Piracy Lawsuits

Electronic design automation (EDA) software development leaders Synopsys, Inc. and Cadence Design Systems recently settled copyright infringement cases using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), providing hope to the industry that software piracy can be addressed with the right evidence and legal process. Both cases before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California wer […]

Best Practices: Using Data Analytics to Drive Sales Engagements and Maximize Revenue

February 04, 2019

By Kyle Lynch, Director of Sales, SmartFlow Many software sales teams are just getting back from the excitement of the annual kick-off meetings. All of the new products, strategies, competitive analysis, and motivational speeches are fading into the background and the realization that January has come and gone, and the quotas are higher than ever is settling in!

Creative Licensing--Another Form of Software Piracy

December 17, 2018 Blog

By Ross Semplice, Regional Sales Manager, SmartFlow Compliance Solutions Frequently heard terms such as “software piracy,” “cracked software,” and “counterfeit licenses” all sound very harsh and very illegal, which in fact, they are. Another form of software abuse that is talked about less often is something called “creative licensing,” which is just as illegal as counterfeit licenses.

Guest Blog: How the International Trade Commission Can Help You Remedy IP Theft

November 14, 2018

Our guest blogger Michael O’Connor is a visiting assistant professor at Penn State Law, with teaching and research focusing on cyber law.  Before moving to academia, he spent nearly a decade practicing technology-focused law in Washington, D.C.  His work in that sector is the basis for this discussion on how the International Trade Commission (ITC) can be used as a legal remedy to stem the tide of […]

SmartFlow Fifth Annual Anti-Piracy and License Compliance Summit Recap

October 26, 2018

Last week we had our annual license compliance summit at Synopsys corporate headquarters in Mountain View, CA. I wanted to share some highlights and summarize how things went. 

2018 BSA Global Software Survey Finds Use of a Compliance Program Lowers Risk and Adds to Bottom Line

June 19, 2018

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released its 2018 global software survey and key takeaways are very enlightening. Conducted in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC), the survey quantifies the volume and value of unlicensed software installed on personal computers across more than 110 national and regional economies.

New Administration China Trade Tariffs: U.S. Government Takes Steps to Address the IP Piracy Problem

April 17, 2018 Blog, Software Piracy

The Trump administration announced new trade tariffs against China in March, claiming that the President is “standing up for American innovation.” Details from a U.S. Trade Representative investigation cited in the official announcement support what many of us in industries that are being pirated have been talking about for years and parallel piracy figures from a report released last year by the […]

GDPR: The Right to Be Forgotten vs. Legitimate Interest

April 10, 2018

As you probably are well aware by now, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect next month on May 25. Much is being written about it, and if you do any sales and/or marketing, you’re probably getting all kinds of emails warning you about the need to be compliant with the new regulations regarding your collection and processing of personal data.

SmartFlow Compliance Solutions Posts Fourth Consecutive Year of Record Sales in 2017

February 06, 2018

SmartFlow has posted a fourth consecutive year of record sales for the 2017 fiscal year with revenues soaring 87 percent over 2016 and bookings pipeline growth of 104 percent. Growth was fueled by adding significant new customers in addition to contract renewals from existing clients. 

Video Interview: Take Five With Warren

February 02, 2018

SmartFlow CEO Ted Miracco delivered the keynote at the REUSE Conference on December 14 in Santa Clara, CA. In a video interview with conference organizer Warren Savage, general manager of IP at EDA company Silvaco, Ted talks about the global problem of software and IP piracy and the dangers it presents when using cracked software. Any software company that doesn't have an active license compliance […]

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Elisabeth Glover
Marketing Communications
SmartFlow Compliance Solutions
e.glover@smartflowcompliance.com

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