Description: Since the emergence of the commercial software industry, software
vendors have struggled to overcome piracy. Software theft has cost
developers billions of dollars, sometimes making the difference between
sustainable profit and unsustainable loss.
To protect their intellectual property, software vendors have evolved four
common approaches to piracy: licensing systems, software protection,
internal compliance, and legal action. Each approach has strengths and
weaknesses, separately and in combination. Even so, for most software
vendors, piracy remains a costly and unsolved business problem.
In this white paper, we demonstrate how the use of software intelligence
can significantly strengthen your overall license compliance strategy, and
improve its effectiveness. You’ll learn how layering software intelligence
with your current techniques can add value to each of them, helping you
transform surprisingly large numbers of pirates into paying customers.