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PTC Partners with BSA|The Software Alliance


Anti-Piracy effort promotes the use of legal software in the European manufacturing industry

FARNBOROUGH, UK – June 12, 2017PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and BSA|The Software Alliance are partnering to combat software piracy and promote the use of legal software in the European manufacturing industry. BSA serves as the world’s premier anti-piracy organization and is a respected leader in shaping public policies that promote technology innovation and drive economic growth.

BSA programs encourage technology innovation through education and policy initiatives that promote copyright protection, cyber security, trade and e-commerce. It is a strong alliance that strives to protect the intellectual property of its members.

PTC joined BSA because of its zero tolerance policy on piracy of its software. The BSA represents an invaluable ally in PTC’s efforts to promote innovative policies and establish public/private partnerships in order to effectively protect its intellectual property. The BSA and PTC active partnership integrates PTC anti-piracy enforcement initiatives.

Together, PTC and BSA, will carry out joint activities to promote the use of licensed products among European manufacturers. According to a study published in
The 2016 Global Software Survey from BSA, 39% of software installed on computers around the world in 2015 was not properly licensed, representing a decrease from 43% in BSA’s previous global study in 2013.

“An industry that does not have guarantees on the legal use of its products could miss opportunities in international markets,” said Walter Panza, Head of PTC EMEA Software License Compliance. “The PTC alliance with BSA in EMEA contributes significantly to decreasing the amount of illegal PTC software used and fostering a safe and legal digital marketplace.”

“PTC and BSA share the common goals of reducing unlicensed software use and driving growth in the digital economy,” said Georg Herrnleben, Senior Director Compliance and External Affairs, BSA. “As more and more manufacturing companies heavily invest in digital transformation, our work becomes increasingly important in reducing unlicensed software use across EMEA.”

PTC supports more than 28,000 companies worldwide across the industrial equipment, automotive, high-tech and electronics, aerospace and defense, retail and apparel, consumer goods and medical device sectors. In many cases, the sectors with the strongest growth potential also experience the highest piracy rates. The BSA partnership is key in helping PTC further its strategic initiatives and grow revenue.

About BSA | The Software Alliance

BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life.



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