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Submission + - Microsoft launches British 'Software Audit'

thesp writes: reports that Microsoft is about to employ legal threats to encourage business customers into Windows Genuine Advantage or other similar license audit schemes. From the article

"Those which refuse an audit risk having their details being handed to the British Software Alliance (BSA) who will execute follow-up interviews that could result in fines and other penalties."

They have launched a new term for this approach — SAAM (Software Audit and Asset Managment) — and hope to use this process to "get a view" of its customers. Microsoft UK's licensing programme manager is reported to have said, that "users who choose to ignore Microsoft's questionnaires face a three-stage process leading up to possible prosecution by the BSA".

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