Software piracy is the unauthorized copying, use or distribution of proprietary software. This activity is theft and it hurts everyone by hampering our ability to invest in product enhancements
When you report suspected software piracy, you help everyone. You have the option of reporting your information anonymously, although we would encourage you to do so openly. PTC strives to educate consumers on software management and copyright protection. For more information about software piracy, compliance and reporting piracy to PTC see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Software piracy is the unauthorized use, copying or distribution of copyrighted software. It may take many forms, including:
Because a software pirate does not have proper permission from the software owner to take or use the software in question, piracy is the equivalent of theft and is, therefore, a crime.
If you suspect that piracy is occurring, whether it is an employer, a web site offering counterfeit software, or otherwise, you should report your suspicions to PTC.