Big Softwares Anti-Piracy Groups Target Small Businesses


Dallas, TX (Vocus) March 1, 2010

The Business Software Alliance and the Software & Information Industry Association, trade organizations of software publishers, including Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, Apple, IBM, Oracle, Novell, and Symantec, pursue small and medium businesses demanding audit details of computer systems under the threat of litigation. BSA and SIIA members give them power of attorney to represent them in software audit matters and they retain all revenue received from settlements extracted primarily from small to medium sized companies.

Robert J. Scott, whose law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP has represented over 135 clients in software audit defense cases, says: The $ 1 Million Reward Programs advertised by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) appear to be very effective. The SIIA reports that they had the highest payout to informants in 2009 since they started the program in 2003. The BSA admits they receive an average of 2500 reports annually, the majority of which come from current or former employees.

Scott recommends that businesses adopt the Boy Scott motto: Be prepared. Companies should adopt a corporate policy on software compliance, have tighter restrictions on desktop users, and institute best practices for documenting software purchases.

1. Strive to be in an audit-ready mode. At least annually, audit what software is running in your environment. Generally, it is best to use an automated software and license reconciliation tool designed expressly for this purpose.

2. Keep all receipts from software purchases indefinitely, and purchase only from authorized dealers.

3. Understand that software license compliance is a legal not just an IT issue. If you receive a letter from the associations or one of their member software companies, seek experienced legal counsel.

4. Avoid use of vendor-provided free SAM tools.

Scott says: For years, I have questioned whether the BSA and SIIA was actually encouraging software piracy by giving disgruntled employees cash rewards with the belief that they could become millionaires. Clients have regularly told me they felt strongly that the person making the report was their employee in charge of software compliance. I understand the publishers need to protect their intellectual property. I do not support their methods of doing so by paying a reward to a person who may have loaded pirated software intentionally.

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About Scott & Scott, LLP (http://www.scottandscottllp.com and http://www.bsadefense.com) is a leading law and technology services firm representing businesses in matters involving software licensing. Scott & Scotts legal and technology professionals provide software audit defense and software compliance solutions, all protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges.

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PayPro Global Partners with VMProtect Software


Toronto, Canada (Vocus) March 11, 2010

PayPro Global, international eCommerce solution provider, today announced a new partnership with VMProtect Software. PayPro Global will now manage online sales of VMProtect, one of the worlds most effective software piracy protection solutions, helping to accelerate sales and further expand the VMProtect business into the global market.

We have a great product, said Ivan Permyakov, CEO of VMProtect Software, but what we were missing was a safe and easy way for customers to purchase it. The PayPro solution is by far the best choice for us to sell software online.

The partnership will provide VMProtect Software with access to PayPros advanced eCommerce control panel, which contains a continuously increasing number of sales improvement features, including cross-sale pop-ups, accurate tracking of Google Adwords and Google Analytics, relative pricing, and much more. PayPro also provides partners with a comprehensive reporting toolkit, for deep analysis of sales data, a state-of-the-art fraud prevention system, and dedicated sales and marketing consultants and support.

Our dedication to helping companies sell software online is why VMProtect, and so many other software developers, are turning to PayPro, said Meir Silverman, CEO of PayPro Global. And it is that dedication that is helping to build PayPros reputation as one of the worlds most innovative eCommerce solutions.

About VMProtect Software

VMProtect Software was founded in 2000 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The company produces VMProtect, a next generation software piracy protection solution that uses an embedded virtual machine to render code extremely difficult to analyze. As one of the most powerful anti-piracy solutions available, VMProtect is used by many leading software publishers, including NCsoft Corp, CyberLink Corp, DAEMON Tools, DialogueScience Inc., and TamoSoft.

Web site: http://vmpsoft.com/

About PayPro Global

Founded in 2006, PayPro Global, Inc. develops and hosts an eCommerce solution that allows anyone to easily sell software online. PayPro Global supports more than one hundred currencies, all major credit cards, and a wide variety of payment options. The company also offers software developers state-of-the-art licensing, activation, and anti-piracy protection for their applications. PayPro Global is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with development centers in Ramat Gan, Israel and Lugansk, Ukraine, and regional offices in Milwaukee, USA, and London, UK.

Web site: http://www.payproglobal.com

Contact

Matthew Silverman, CEO

PayPro Global, Inc.

Suite 1117

250 The East Mall

Toronto, Ontario

M9B 6L3

Canada

https://www.payproglobal.com/secure/contact_public_relations.aspx

Phone: +1-646-873-6857 (Canada)

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Forever Brilliant is one of the countries leading distributors of moissanite. Moissanite is gem first discovered in a meteor whole in Arizona. This gem is actually pretty amazing in its comparison to the diamond. It is so similar to the diamond that many fraudulent jewelers are using it as a fraud to diamond purchasers. Forever Brilliant can help in finding the perfect piece of jewelry for you or your loved one. Moissanite jewelry is more brilliant in comparison to a diamond, and according to the MOH’S scale, which is used to measure the hardness of a gem; moissanite is only .5 away from a diamond. It is inexpensive, yet beautiful. While a diamond of a 1 carat weight can cost upwards of 1100.00 or more, the same carat weight of moissanite can be purchased from between 350.00 to 500.00 dollars, making this a more cost effective way to buy beautiful jewelry. When looking to add a new piece of jewelry to your collection, or maybe purchasing your first real piece of jewelry, Forever Brilliant has specialist waiting to assist you.

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Plimus & Yummy Interactive Solution to Increase Game Publisher Revenues As Much as Six-Fold

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2010

Plimus Inc., the leader in easy-to-implement, complete, configured, and connected hosted e-Business solutions, announced today the immediate availability of an integrated e-Commerce and Copy Protection solution. Delivered in conjunction with key partner Yummy Interactive, the solution makes it easy for games publishers to safely, conveniently, and profitably sell their offerings directly to consumers. Games publishers using this solution can reasonably expect to receive as much as six times the revenues generated by distributor-sourced sales.

In the past year, selling direct has become a standard part of game publishers strategy for increasing revenues, commented Simon Jones, VP of Strategic Solutions at Plimus. By integrating the simple-yet-secure licensing and anti-piracy of Yummy Interactives GameShield solution with the Plimus E-Commerce platform, we can offer games publishers the most efficient and effective solution for increasing revenues quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

Games publishers often elect to sell their wares through online distributors, who receive a share of revenues for sourcing prospects and closing sales. However, distributors retain rights to re-price products and generally retain control over end-customer information. This can result in very low revenues (as little as 10% to 15% of list price), and an impenetrable barrier to building long-term relationships with customers. As a result, games publishers are increasingly seeking to ensure that they can sell their own offerings directly to consumers they source on their own.

With copy protection in the hands of distributors, and not in their control, smaller publishers seeking to establish a robust direct channel often face the challenging task of ensuring their intellectual property is protected from hackers and crackers. They also need the means to license their games effectively. New publishers, therefore, often do not develop internal capabilities to manage this element of the business. To catalyze the move to effective direct selling, publishers need a powerful, yet simple to implement, integrated digital rights management solution.

Yummy Interactives GameShield solution will strongly protect any publishers intellectual property, noted Christopher Hennebery, VP of Software Distribution at Yummy Interactive. Most importantly, it is delivered in a user-friendly, wizard-driven interface, meaning publishers can wrap and protect their games in minutes or hours without investing heavily in domain expertise. Combined with the ease-of-use of the hosted Plimus E-Commerce platform, publishers can literally be switching on their direct channel within days of setting up an account.

The combined solution from Plimus and Yummy Interactive is available immediately. More information about the Plimus E-Business platform can be found at http://www.plimus.com. Sales inquiries should be directed to sales(at)plimus(dot)com; press requests should be directed to marketing@plimus.com.

About Plimus

Plimus, Inc., a global e-commerce solutions provider, builds and manages online businesses for thousands of software publishers, web hosting companies, and online retailers. Plimus offers an easy-to-implement, configurable e-Business platform that allows companies to grow their e-Commerce business worldwide by marketing, selling and distributing digital goods and services online. The companys award-winning e-Commerce Application is a flexible, hosted, and complete application that uniquely spans the entire e-Commerce lifecycle and is connected to a large global affiliate network. Plimus helps companies and publishers of all sizes maximize online revenues and reduce the costs and risks of running an e-Commerce operation.

About Yummy Interactive, Inc.

Yummy Interactive, Inc. offers premium digital distribution solutions for video games that enable businesses to monetize and deliver content effectively to customers online. Yummys products and services support the industrys widest variety of revenue models and delivery options available.

Yummy Interactives customers include broadband service providers, publishers and online retailers worldwide. Products include: Yummy Games Yummys fully-customizable, white-label Games on Demand solution supports multiple, simultaneous offers such as buy-to-own downloads, subscription, rent-to-own, and more. Yummys GameShield also provides an easy-to-use and flexible licensing and protection software suite for securely selling games online. Find out more about Yummy at http://www.yummy.net.

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PayPro Global Expands Licensing Options for Software Vendors


Toronto, Canada (Vocus) March 25, 2010

PayPro Global, international eCommerce solution provider for online software sales, announced a new partnership with VMProtect Software, developer of one of the most effective software piracy protection solutions. This partnership expands the licensing options available in PayPro and provides software developers who already use VMProtect with a safe and easy way to license their products.

PayPros new VMProtect licensing option provides vendors with the automatic generation and verification of serial numbers. By integrating license generation with an eCommerce solution, customers can receive a registration code immediately after their purchase is completed.

VMProtect is widely used by software developers, said Matthew Silverman, CEO of PayPro Global, including many of our clients. A partnership between PayPro and VMProtect seemed like a natural synergy between our products. Now our clients have more ammunition to successfully sell software online.

To help businesses sell software globally, PayPro offers a powerful set of capabilities. Its support for a wide range of currencies and payment methods allows consumers to make purchases based on their preferences, which in turn maximizes vendor revenue. And its comprehensive reporting and analysis tools provide a way to conveniently track sales and develop strategies for increasing revenue opportunities.

About PayPro Global:

Founded in 2006, PayPro Global, Inc. develops and hosts an eCommerce solution that allows anyone to easily sell software online. PayPro Global supports more than one hundred currencies, all major credit cards, and a wide variety of payment options. The company also offers software developers state-of-the-art licensing, activation, and anti-piracy protection for their applications. PayPro Global is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with development centers in Ramat Gan, Israel and Lugansk, Ukraine, and regional offices in Milwaukee, USA, and London, UK.

Web site: http://www.payproglobal.com

About VMProtect Software:

VMProtect Software was founded in 2000 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The company produces VMProtect, a next generation software piracy protection solution that uses an embedded virtual machine to render code extremely difficult to analyze. As one of the most powerful anti-piracy solutions available, VMProtect is used by many leading software publishers, including NCsoft Corp, CyberLink Corp, DAEMON Tools, DialogueScience Inc., TamoSoft, and Elcomsoft.

Website: http://www.vmpsoft.com

Contact:

Matthew Silverman, CEO

PayPro Global, Inc.

Suite 1117

250 The East Mall

Toronto, Ontario

M9B 6L3

Canada

https://www.payproglobal.com/secure/contact_public_relations.aspx

Phone: +1-646-873-6857 (Canada)

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