Mountain High Resort, a winter resort located in Wrightwood, California, paid $79,766.20 in fines, while NovaLogic, a gaming developer in Calabasas, California, paid BSA $153,500. RIA Financial, a money transfer company with offices in Cerrito, California, paid BSA $130,000 after an audit revealed that it had unlicensed Microsoft software programs.
BSA said most investigations begin with a call to its hotline or with a report made through its web site. BSA’s attorneys then contact the organizations, who usually cooperate and conduct audits.
“Mostly, a current or a former employee will contact us to tell us about piracy violations in the company,” said Ms. Blank.