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 […]
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.
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 […]
by Ted Miracco, SmartFlow CEO Software piracy, counterfeit licenses, and unauthorized usage are all growing problems for software developers. Many companies have decided to move forward with a license compliance (LC) program or some type of anti-piracy technology rather than just ignoring the problem and wishing it would go away.