"When you get caught red-handed – in this case, red-computer-handed, you are only left with one option, and that is to pay the fine. You don’t want to be in jail and be somebody’s pretty face because you had unlicensed software installed on your computer. If there was anything not worth it, this is, there’s no doubt about it."
"Two companies in San Francisco agreed to pay a combined $172 thousand in fines, get rid of the unlicensed copies and acquire any necessary replacement licenses. The first was a manufacturer, TruStile Doors, based in Denver, and their share of the pie was of $92,000 for having Microsoft and Symantec software, say, without paying for it, the Business Software Alliance said on Monday."
Source: Full Article @ Softpedia