Unfortunately, software piracy is still seen by many as a trivial matter. However, the illegal use of software is punishable by high fines or prison sentences of up to five years.
O&O Software GmbH is also increasingly affected by software piracy. The worldwide success of O&O products brought with it a dramatic increase in instances of piracy. Many firms do not pay enough attention to proper licensing of the products they use. There are also dishonest specialist distributors who, for example, knowingly sell copied software with forged license details. This affects not only O&O and our subcontractors, but also the customers who buy and use such copies.
90% of reported cases of unlicensed use of O&O products are resolved by mutual agreement out of court. Direct reference to legal measures is in this case prevented by amicable arrangements and the resulting retrospective licensing. If, once caught, a company is still uncooperative, legal proceedings are started, with possible consequences ranging from compensation claims to binding legal judgements from the relevant official bodies.
How can we help you?
Failure to properly license software is not always deliberate. Even in relatively small companies, it can be difficult to keep track of all the software purchased and used. We are happy to help you work out the number of licenses needed and advise you as to the best possible license program.
How can you help us?
Do you suspect you may have bought a fake copy? Do you have information about cases of software piracy? Do you know about a case of the illegal use of our software? Please contact us. Thank you for your support!
You can contact O&O license service here
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