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NAPL: Guidelines for Avoiding Costly Software Violations Focus of New CD-ROM

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PARAMUS, N.J., Nov. 22, 2002 - Over the past 10 years, individuals and companies have paid more than $70 million in penalties for violating the laws against software piracy, making compliance a high priority for most organizations. Yet, wending their way through long and complicated license agreements can be a daunting task for many graphic arts companies who are not experts in this area. Those organizations now have a roadmap to compliance in Software Violations: Are You at Risk?, a new multimedia CD-ROM from the National Association for Printing Leadership - NAPL. The disk features an audio-visual presentation by industry expert Don Goldman, recorded live during NAPL's 2002 Top Management Conference, and allows the user to play the entire 56-minute presentation automatically or to manually advance the audio and visuals by topic. The CD-ROM is designed for use on both Windows and Macintosh computer systems. Goldman explores critical software-violations issues, including the various forms of software piracy; the legal and illegal use of fonts; and the myths and truths about “warez,” a term used by software “pirates” to describe software that has been stripped of its copy-protection and made available on the Internet for downloading. He also discusses the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an organization representing software manufacturers that has the power of attorney to bring suits against companies for perceived licensing violations. Through a detailed case study, Goldman explains how the process works and how a company can minimize the damage if it is “caught” in noncompliance. Don Goldman, president of ConsultWare, is an award-winning graphic arts consultant, providing technology, management, and system implementation services to graphic arts companies, and a well-known speaker, author, and educator in the printing industry. Software Violations: Are You at Risk? (Product Code ND 817) sells for $19.99 to NAPL members; $24.99 for non-members. To order, call NAPL at (800) 642-6275, Option #3; fax (201 634-0328; email [email protected]; or visit www.napl.org.

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