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V.i. Labs Launches Data Service to Hunt Down Unlicensed Software

New Service Matches Data from WHOIS domain registries, IP geo-location to Other Sources to Identify Non-compliant Organizations.

Software intelligence solutions provider V.i. Labs has launched a new service that will allow independent software vendors (ISVs) to match license infringement records to named entities, enabling them to deal with the problems associated with the unlicensed use of their software.

New Service Matches Data from WHOIS domain registries, IP geo-location to Other Sources to Identify Non-compliant Organizations.

Software intelligence solutions provider V.i. Labs has launched a new service that will allow independent software vendors (ISVs) to match license infringement records to named entities, enabling them to deal with the problems associated with the unlicensed use of their software.

The V.i. Labs Data Service (VDS), an extension to CodeArmor Intelligence, accelerates the process for customers by automatically matching license infringement records with non-compliant organizations.

Finding Unlicensed SoftwareThis is where it gets interesting. According to V.i., VDS combines business information from Data.com, WHOIS domain registries, IP geo-location databases and federated organizational databases of non-compliant organizations from current V.i. Labs deployments to identify infringing organizations’ names and addresses.

Corporate cases pursued by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) had an average of 567 employees and annual sales of nearly $441 million in 2010.  The Business Software Alliance estimates that the value of pirated software reached $59 billion in 2010.

“As we surpass the identification of more than $2 billion in software misuse, it’s critical that we match this growth with new data services to quickly identify the non-compliant businesses,” said Victor DeMarines, vice president of Products for V.i. Labs.

“The V.i. Labs Data Service offers a scalable and unique approach to automate the task of matching infringement data to actual businesses and simplify the revenue recovery process for ISVs.”

More information on the service from V.i. Labs is available here.

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