It is a little ironic that in the high tech software world, your liability sometimes comes down to whether you saved the receipt. If you face an audit and don't have the records to support all of the software on your system, you will have to pay the MSRP for the software (regardless of how much you paid originally), destroy it and buy another legitimate copy. You don't want to pay for software four times.
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Travis Crabtree brings a unique perspective to his internet marketing, online media and commercial litigation practice. Travis graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and spent several years in television news before taking on a law career. Travis explores the emerging legal issues and trends for internet marketing and online media on his blog, eMediaLaw.com, which you can visit by clicking here. His online media and internet law practice focuses on media communications, online defamation, privacy, domain name disputes, policy and governmental compliance, copyrights and trademarks, and related transactional documents for start-ups and established businesses.