Four in ten schools are pirates of computer software, says survey

14th January 2000 at 00:00
NEARLY half the country's schools could unwittingly be breaking the law by using unlicensed computer software, according to a survey by the British Educational Suppliers' Association and Microsoft.

Four out of 10 schools said they thought obtaining a single licence for computer software allowed eachers to make unlimited copies for use at school. A fifth of the 1,500 schools said they thought it was acceptable for further copies to be made for teachers' or pupils' use at home. Half of primaries and one in four secondaries were not aware they could be sued over unlicensed software.

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