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Tekla reveals success tackling software pirates

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, January 25 - 2012 @ 14:02

Globally, Tekla Corporation is also taking legal action against those using pirated versions of its software.

Software piracy is the unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted material. This can be done by copying, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers.

A common misconception among businesses is that purchasing a software product is the same as gaining a licence for multiple installations.

A dramatic case in point of Tekla Corporation’s global zero tolerance stance on piracy saw it team up with the IT Compliance Association (ITCA) in India to launch legal proceedings against VM Informatics for wide-scale software licensing fraud, following a raid in New Delhi.

Chris Luijten, CEO of the IT Compliance Association said, “While we are delighted to have helped bring VM Informatics to justice, the problem of software piracy remains widespread and serious. Our message to those knowingly using or selling illegal software is simple: – we will be relentless in bringing the full force of the law to bear upon any transgressors.”

Tekla Middle East is aware of individuals and companies using pirated version of its software and is determined to prosecute the guilty party or make them legal.

To this end, a robust legal team also is actively working with Business Software Alliance (BSA), one of the foremost organizations dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world, to tackle piracy in the region.

“The region’s construction industry has come to realise the advanced benefits of using Tekla, especially given our proven track record in helping to deliver global icons such as the Burj Khalifa. Organisations using pirated software are starving the industry of the crucial support needed to complete projects, not to mention exposing everyone associated with a fraudulent company to legal proceedings,” commented Reza Mashayekhi, Technical Manager, Tekla Middle East.

With its software, Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models for the construction and infrastructure industries. Tekla has customers in nearly 100 countries, offices in 15 countries and a worldwide partner network. The company was established in 1966. Tekla Corporation became part of Trimble in 2011.

Tekla provides an accurate, detailed, and data-rich 3D BIM (Building Information Modeling) software environment that can be shared by contractors, structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, as well as concrete detailers and manufacturers. The highly detailed as-built structural models created, combined and distributed with Tekla Structures enable the highest level of constructability and production control. Centralizing building information into the model allows for more collaborative and integrated project management and delivery. This translates into increased productivity and elimination of waste, thus making construction and buildings more sustainable.

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