The Australian company has paid a software agreement of 160,000 JPY to Software Alliance. The production equipment reportedly used commercial software without the appropriate license. The copyright infringement was revealed following directions from an informer who received a prize of USD 10,000.
In the last twenty years, Software Alliance has represented software companies like, Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and Oracle, in the fight against illicit companies.
In recent years, the industry group has been actively seeking such tips from the public. Reliable contacts are then tracked by a detailed investigation or audit, which many companies are contractually required to agree.
BSA has given out other rewards in the past for reporting online piracy. The scale of the award usually depends on the settlement amount. (ns.)