If a software publisher determines through audit that you are using its software without a license, your company could be faced with heavy fines. In such cases, publishers demand high penalties, ranging from 1.5 to more than three-times the retail price of the most recent version of the software. Most times, after paying this amount, you still won’t have a valid license for the software, which means you will have to pay even more if you want to continue using it.
Be sure to comply with software license agreements and if you are found infringing, be sure to consult with an attorney before agreeing to a settlement agreement. The attorneys at Cislo & Thomas are happy to assist you with all your Copyright and licensing questions.