We operate in close cooperation with our partners to provide an international network to protect our customers' investments by ensuring fair competition and to further educate the industry on the importance of using the legal versions of software products.
We are a member of the anti-piracy Business Software Alliance (BSA) and working closely with them to highlight the importance of using the legal versions of our products. www.bsa.org
On a global scale, we are operating closely with ITCA; a company that acts as a trusted third party to facilitate software vendors and their clients to tackle the issues around software licensing. www.itca.com
License compliance means using software according to the Terms and Conditions of the Software License Agreement.
Software piracy is the theft of the intellectual rights of software companies.
Non-compliant use of Tekla software can lead to:
- the security risk for the company because of the spyware and viruses found in cracked versions
- putting companies and owners at legal risk of civil or even criminal charges. In some countries, accepting models created by unlicensed subcontractors is considered receiving stolen goods.
- reducing software providers’ resources for research and development
- reduced the competitive strength of licensed customers.