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It is the BSA | The Software Alliance’s strict policy to keep all information about you confidential. We thank you for your report and will not disclose your information unless required by law to do so.

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Developers should be compensated for the products they have created and that’s why we’re asking for your help. By simply filling out the form below, you can easily and confidentially help us end software piracy in Canada.

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Software piracy is the unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted software.
This can be done by copying, downloading, sharing, selling, or installing multiple copies onto personal or work computers. It is illegal, increases security risks and results in economic harm such as loss of jobs and tax revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions


If I report software piracy to the BSA,
will my name be kept confidential?

Your name will never be revealed outside of BSA | The Software Alliance unless required by law. We take all appropriate measures to ensure your confidentiality and the confidentiality of your case at all times.

What happens after I file a report of illegal software use?

The process is simple. Just fill out this confidential three step piracy reporting form with as much information as you can recall and submit it to BSA. Our in-house investigative team will follow up with you as appropriate and begin their investigation of the target company. Based on your information and our investigation, BSA will then pursue the action that we feel is warranted.

What is the progress of my piracy report?

To learn the progress of your report, we ask that you please call our piracy hotline at 1-888-NO-PIRACY. A BSA | The Software Alliance team member will provide you with the latest information. Please note that the investigative process is very thorough and can take several months for significant developments.

How do you calculate rewards for reporting illegal use of software?

A reward may be payable only if BSA pursues an investigation and, as a direct result of the information provided by you, receives a monetary settlement from the reported organization. The amount you may receive is based on a sliding scale as outlined in the Terms and Conditions available on the BSA website.

When will I receive my reward for reporting pirated software?

A reward will be paid only if BSA pursues an investigation and, as a direct result of the information provided by you, receives a monetary settlement from the reported organization. This process could take several months. If the reward requirements have been met, then BSA will consider you for a reward payment. For further information, please see the section entitled Terms and Conditions available on the BSA website.

How can I confirm that you’ve received my software piracy report?

If you’d like confirmation of BSA having received your report, please call our anti-piracy hotline at 1.888 NoPiracy (1.888.667.4722) during our normal working hours of Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:30PM, eastern time. If you want to speak to an operator live, please initiate a click to chat from www.noPiracy.org. Please note that all phone messages will be returned the next business day.