Pirated software is software that's illegally copied or sold or improperly licensed. Besides being illegal, pirated software may also threaten your professional reputation, data, and privacy and waste your money.
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Adobe works with several organizations around the world to prevent software piracy. These organizations act as industry watchdogs to identify and prosecute offenders, create legislation to protect software manufacturers, provide tools to identify unlicensed software, and offer useful information to help organizations stay compliant.
Adobe is a member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), a global organization formed to advance free and open world trade for legitimate software by advocating strong intellectual property protection.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection.
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The principal trade association for the software industry settled a suit in Germany against a vendor that imported software to sell it in another market without the trademark owner's permission.
Read the international IT industry group's study on the scale and negative impact of online software piracy and how to avoid pitfalls.