SIIA Audit Timeline

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One of the top ten questions asked by my clients is “How long does the SIIA self-audit process take from start to finish?” Of course I give the standard lawyer answer: it depends. Here are...

Effective Dates in Software Audits are Critically Important

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Businesses that receive software audit demand letters from auditing entities such as the BSA or SIIA, or from software companies like Autodesk or Microsoft, often contend they cleaned up their network after receipt of the...

How to Resolve an SIIA Audit Followed by a BSA Audit

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Sometimes a company receives notices of audits from many publishers or trade associations at the same time. Often this is because multiple agencies have received confidential reports from the same informant. If a current or...

Costly Software Audit Mistakes

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The Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) are organizations that represent software publishers seeking to enforce the copyrights in the products they publish.  In furtherance of this goal, these...

Unpleasant Surprises in BSA & SIIA Software Audits

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Many companies who comply with a demand by a software publisher or industry association (such as the BSA or the SIIA) for an internal software audit end up facing significant settlement demands after forwarding their...

Is it Possible to Short-Circuit a BSA or SIIA Software Audit?

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Companies react in different ways after receiving a letter from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) or the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) demanding a software audit. Some ignore the letter, assuming it to be...