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Court of Justice of Rio Grande Do Sul condemns furniture store using unlicensed software

The 5th Civil Chamber of the Rio Grande do Sul Court of Justice (TJ-RS) condemned a furniture store to pay, as compensation, 10 times the market value for each software used without the respective license.

The lawsuit was filed by several technology companies after they allegedly identified which computer programs they were using were being used by the unlicensed store.

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Don’t get caught “softlifting”

Fines to UK SMEs exceeded £900,000 in 2016 for using unlicensed software

It is certainly no secret that software has become an integral part of the success of modern businesses in recent years. Business management software has assisted with running operations more efficiently, cost reduction and replacement of paper processes. Cloud computing software has also opened the door to unprecedented levels of connectivity, productivity, and efficiency.

However, with the ubiquity of devices and ease of online downloads available, together with the increasing complexity of software licence agreements, it is not difficult to imagine how businesses, including retailers, might end up with unlicensed software being used by their employees, without their knowledge.

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