Citrin Cooperman: Oops, We Didn't Know Our Copies of Every Important Enterprise Software Were Pirated

Citrin Cooperman, the 28th largest accounting firm in the country, was just fined $385,000 for having illegal copies of Adobe, Corel, Microsoft, and Symantec software installed on its computers. “As part of the settlement agreement, the company agreed to delete all unlicensed copies of software from its computers, acquire any licenses necessary to become compliant, and commit to implementing stronger software asset management (SAM) practices,” the Business Software Alliance, which polices pirated enterprise software, said in a press release.

BSA said it became aware of the piracy thanks to a tip submitted through its website,, which gives out rewards for tips that lead to a monetary settlement. The tipster could receive up to $20,000 in this case.

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