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It is 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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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 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 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 report?

To learn the progress of your report, we ask that you please email nopiracy@bsa.org or use our Click to Chat function available on www.nopiracy.org during normal busines hours (Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:30PM EST). A BSA team member will provide you with the latest information at the first available opportunity. Please note that the investigative process is very thorough and can take several months for significant developments.

How do you calculate rewards for reporting software theft?

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 software piracy?

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 report?

If you’d like confirmation of BSA having received your report, we ask that you please email nopiracy@bsa.org or use our Click to Chat function available on www.nopiracy.org during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:30PM EST).