3/ HACKING RISKS
Software piracy is a steal.
If it is proven that you or your company use software without possessing a license, you are liable to civil and criminal penalties. The law allows the holder of copyright to prevent you from using its software immediately and to demand financial compensation.
The owner of the copyright may collect damages, which cover the amount of damage caused by your counterfeiting, and the amount of profit you may have made through the fraudulent use. In terms of French law, the government can sue you in a criminal court for infringement of copyright. If you are convicted, you will be liable to a fine of up to € 300 000 and a penalty of up to three years imprisonment.
More information about the legislation :
... linked to the use of pirated softwares
Copy or use pirated software exposes your company to the risk of breach of copyright.
Pirated software is often incomplete, unstable and there is often a lack of documentation, no guaranty or no possibilities of updating.
Imitated support softwares can contain viruses and put in danger your IT equipment as well as you machines and lasers.
The image and the reputation of your business could be strongly impacted because of the sanctions and legal proceedings against it, for using pirated software.
Risk of format problem during importing file (new format unavailable)
No assistance and no access to the customer support service
Missing of the specificities of the original software
How to recognize an official type3 software / TypeEdit