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[FYI] Auction sites warned over pirate software


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Auction sites warned over pirate software  

A global anti-software piracy group has warned that it may take seven 
European web auction sites to court because they are being used by 
pirates to sell illegal software.  

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), a pressure group which lobbies 
for changes in the law to curb software piracy and tips off local 
police forces in the worst cases, issued the warning as it prepares 
to publish a code of conduct that it wants ecommerce websites to 

According to the BSA, the internet is the fastest growing area for 
software pirates, who range from organised crime syndicates to 
bedroom-based teenagers. Most of the pirated software is sold through 
online auction websites, or distributed through 'warez' websites.  


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