Federation Against Software Theft

Federation Against Software Theft

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The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1984 in the UK. Its aim is to combat software piracy and uphold the legal and professional management of licensed software within businesses and corporations.

FAST provides a range of services and resources designed to help businesses understand their obligations and to manage software effectively. This includes providing guidance on software licensing compliance, protecting software copyright, and lobbying for changes to laws related to software piracy.

The organization works closely with software developers and publishers to enforce licensing agreements and to take legal action against businesses and individuals that violate these agreements. FAST also runs awareness campaigns to educate businesses and the general public about the legal and ethical implications of software piracy.

FAST’s operations are primarily in the UK, but its work has international implications due to the global nature of software development and use. Similar organizations exist in other countries, often working together to combat software theft on an international scale.

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