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$17.5K fine for steel fabricator over unlicensed Autodesk software use

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Townsville-based steel fabrication company Wulguru Steel has settled out of court with an anti-piracy group over the unlicensed use of Autodesk software.

CRN reports that Wulguru paid $17,500 to BSA The Software Alliance, which represents a collection of software vendors, for piracy of Autodesk’s AutoCAD. Wulguru must also buy licenses for future use.

The article records Clayton Noble, BSA Australia committee chair, as saying, "Businesses risk the security and integrity of their computer systems and data if they use unlicensed, non-genuine software."

“We encourage all businesses to review and acquire software licences, as required to keep their software deployments legal."

Computerworld Australia notes that last month BSA settled out of court with a Melbourne recruitment company over the unlicensed use of Office 2007 software.

According to its website, Wulguru was established in 1977, specialises in design, fabrication and installation, and operates across Australasia.

BSA represents companies including Autodesk, IBM and Microsoft.

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