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NovaLogic, the developer of Joints Operation and Delta Force, was fined $153,500 after it was found using unlicensed copies of Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, FileMaker, Macromedia, Microsoft and Symantec software on its computers. Novalogic is one of many companies which are under investigation. After being fined, Novalogic tried to undo their wrongdoings by announcing that they do in fact respect the intellectual property rights and they regret these happenings in the first place. "It goes to show this is a blind spot for everybody," Jenny Blank said. "A company knows how many desks, phones or computers it has, but because they don't touch or feel software ... they don't treat it with the same kind of care when they manage it." Most of the alliance's investigations begin with a call from a current or former employee. To encourage that, the BSA is offering rewards up to $50,000 through Dec. 15 for tips that check out.
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