The software you invest in is crucial in allowing you and your workers to be more efficient and productive. Your customers will expect their work to be carried out on licensed software, as they entrust you with their Intellectual Property (IP).
Software is a valuable company asset, which needs to be managed effectively in order to achieve and preserve its full value. If poorly managed it can lead to the installation and use of unauthorised software, commonly known as software piracy. This exposes your brand both legally and ethically.
The high volume of freelance and contract workers within the VFX industry, along with a rise in flexible work patterns and home working, can be a challenge when trying to keep on top of software compliance. However, with the continued rise in customers’ expectations ensuring only authorised software is used on their projects, it’s important that your company hold active licences for all software you use. Imagine if your customer found out that in order to save costs you had exposed their files to unlicensed software and still charged them commercial rates.
Typical examples of illegal use include:
If you’re concerned that an organisation or individual may be using unlicensed versions of The Foundry software, please click here to report software piracy.
There are multiple benefits to you and your business in holding up-to-date and authorised software licences. These include:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your use of The Foundry software, please contact email@example.com and we'll happily assist you.