BSA Audit

Did you receive a letter from a lawyer representing the BSA demanding an audit and threatening a potential federal copyright infringement lawsuit? STOP! Do not remove the software or purchase and install new software in an attempt to resolve the problem. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is a software industry trade group that enforces the software company's copyrights. Our BSA audit lawyers can help.

Ignoring the BSA audit letter will only force the BSA to take more agressive tactics. The BSA audit request from the BSA may be justified according to the license agreement that was agreed upon when specific software was installed. The BSA also relies on evidence from whistleblowers inside of companies such as disgruntled or former employees.

Hiring a BSA audit lawyer to coordinte the audit process can help ensure that the proper steps are taken to protect the audit findings, reconcile any gaps between installations and licenses, assist with obtaining proof of valid licenses, and responding to the BSA.

Kirkpatrick Law can provide cost-effective representation, BSA audit defense and an efficient process to resolve a BSA audit matter with the BSA.

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BSA Audit Q&A's

BSA Audit Q & A's

Can I ignore the BSA letter? +

The BSA will not go away. Removing software or purchasing software will not resolve the problem either. Consutlng an attorney before contacting the BSA or begining an audit can help protect your rights and prevent costly litigation.

Can our IT department conduct the audit for the BSA? +

The BSA often relies on evidence provided from internal informants. It would be best to have the audit conducted by an independent third party. Hiring an attorney experienced in handling BSA audits can protect the audit findings under the attorney-client privilege.

What is the cost for hiring an attorney to handle a BSA audit? +

Kirkpatrick Law can provide cost-effective representation and advice while finding ways to reduce attorneys' fees. Kirkpatrick Law can also offer fixed-fee arrangements to help businesses budget for  the audit without unexpected cost overruns.

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