BSA Defense

Why Scott & Scott, LLP

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Proven Results

When it comes to protecting your business, you want lawyers with skills and experience, but most of all, a track record of proven results. Scott & Scott, LLP has successfully defended companies across the country against the Business Software Alliance. Our Methodology is cooperative but aggressive. The Business Software Alliance knows that our clients will not be pushed around like the many unrepresented companies that pay fines without a fight. If you have been contacted by the BSA, choose the lawyers with a proven track record fighting the Business Software Alliance, choose Scott & Scott, LLP.


Q. How many BSA audit matters has Scott & Scott, LLP handled?

A. Our lawyers have represented more than 215 companies audited by the Business Software Alliance.

Q. Why should I consider hiring a firm with specific expertise vs. going with our general or local counsel?

A. Scott & Scott, LLP has the lawyers, technology consultants, and technology platform to successfully defend BSA audit matters. Our mature business processes deliver consistent, cost effective results to clients.

Q. Have you ever battled the BSA or any of its members in a court case?

A. Yes. Scott & Scott, LLP defended Taney Engineering, Inc. and Taney Cunningham Equipment, LLC, a joint civil engineering and land survey services company, in a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Docket #C08-03132) alleging copyright infringement arising out of a BSA audit matter.

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BSA Audit Experience

  • Represented online award and plaque retailer in a software audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance that focused on Adobe and Microsoft products. The BSA was represented by Troutman Sanders. The case settled within a year for a considerable savings relative to the BSA's original settlement demand.
  • Represented Dallas, Texas based staffing software maker in Business Software Alliance audit initiated by Stephen Gustavson of Donahue Gallaghere Woods. The BSA alleged licensing shortages for numerous Adobe and Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2008; Microsoft SQL Server 2005; and Microsoft Windows Server 2000 and 2003. The matter was pending for eighteen months and resulted in a confidential out-of-court settlement.
  • Defended Texas based public utility technical services firm against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance. The BSA was represented by Darin Klemchuk. The dispute centered around alleged unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office. The case was pending for fifteen months and settled for considerably less than the Business Software Alliance's original settlement demand.
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