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Australian asset management and technical services provider BSA is partnering with Germany’s Software AG to provide an Internet of Things (IoT) building management solution aimed at catering for the needs of Australia’s building management industry.

Published in Internet of Things

The Federal Government's draft encryption bill could seriously damage Australia’s — and international — cyber security and, would act contrary to its stated aim of increasing security for Australians, a submission jointly made by the telco industry body Communications Alliance, the Australian Information Industry Association and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Global software industry advocate BSA, the software alliance, has urged the Australian Government to include in its encryption bill a judicial oversight and challenge mechanism in order to ensure that any new powers given to law enforcement are not abused.

Published in Government Tech Policy

BSA is "The Software Alliance", the "principal trade association for the world’s most innovative software companies" and while it is famously known for its "compliance programs that promote legal software use", the organisation also "advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy".

Published in Development

After three years, the Business Software Alliance has suddenly resurfaced with a report on software piracy. The report is important for what it doesn't reveal, rather than the tired old mantra that it tries to spin. It has a new name too: BSA|The Software Alliance.

Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 28 May 2016 16:55

20% of Aussies using unlicensed software

About 20% of Australian computer users are using unlicensed software, despite the link between unlicensed software and the risk of cyberattacks.

Published in Security

An inside whistle blower dobbed his Western Australian employer into the Business Software Alliance for using unlicensed software – piracy.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 13:04

BSA ups reward to $20K for whistleblowers

It used to be called piracy – now it’s the ‘influx of personal devices into the workplace’. Whatever it is called it amounts to using unlicensed, unpaid, software and that is stealing.

Published in Business Software

Disgruntled employees are the most likely to dob in corporate software pirate - as Australian business has found. Western Australia set the record this year.

Published in Market

West Australian businesses have topped settlements for unlicensed software use in Australia, with WA manufacturing businesses Gastech and Offsite held accountable by ex-employees for unlicensed software use.

Published in Business Software
Monday, 21 December 2015 11:40

Telstra snares two new contracts for nbn work

The NBN Co has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Telstra for two new contracts for the design procurement and construction management of the national broadband network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A Victorian IT company in breach of copyright law has paid $72,000 in damages for the use of unlicensed software programs owned by Adobe and Microsoft.

Published in Business Software
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 01:55

Illegal software use costs Aussies $147,000

The Software Alliance (BSA) has settled seven cases of illegal software usage in Australia so far this year, to the value of $147,000.

Published in Business Software

Victoria has won the dubious distinction of having the highest illegal software usage for the second year running, with the highest number of settlements, but with cases reported in NSW, QLD, SA and WA, too.

Published in Business Software

Leading CAD software provider Autodesk has announced free access for secondary schools, vocational institutions and universities in Australia and New Zealand to the company’s professional 3D design software and creativity apps.

Published in Education

The Business Software Alliance has settled a copyright breach claim with a Melbourne based recruitment firm for illegal use of Microsoft software after it allegedly used pirated copies.

Published in Enterprise Solutions
Monday, 14 October 2013 17:09

Another notch on the BSA's gun

Car engine parts manufacturer Cylinder Head Innovations has settled its case with BSA The Software Alliance concerning the unlicensed use of Siemens PLM software.

Published in Strategy

A Melbourne company has settled a case brought by the Business Software Alliance on behalf of Autodesk.

Under-licensed small businesses participating in the Business Software Alliance's software licence check won't face claims for damages if they "get legal" as a result, but that's the only undertaking the BSA is prepared to make.

Published in Strategy
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