About Software Piracy:
If you suspect any IDAutomation products are being used in violation
of license agreements or copyright laws,
it for further investigation. IDAutomation has, and will, take legal
action against all counterfeiters. You will be rewarded if damages are
collected and you can remain anonymous.
To date, IDAutomation has found several companies or products that
violate IDAutomation's copyrights. If you or your company uses any of
the products listed below, IDAutomation urges you to properly license
these products through IDAutomation. IDAutomation provides a discount
in most cases for this type of licensing. Known counterfeiters of IDAutomation
- 32tech . com, barcode fonts
- BarcodeONE . com, barcode fonts
- Brainstorm, specifically brainstorm.ttf
- BusinessRefinery . com, Java related barcode generation programs
- Grandzebu . net and the OpenBarcode project, specifically the
- Other companies and products would also be on this list, however,
prior settlements and agreements prevent IDAutomation from making
How to Identify a Counterfeit
- If a company distributes IDAutomation products with their own
application and they do not have a statement somewhere in the Start-Up
screen, Help, About menu's or in the manual that specifies IDAutomation
as the provider of the component that is bundled with the application.
- If a company sells IDAutomation products directly without going
through the IDAutomation online store.
- If several similarities are found between IDAutomation products
and another, such as similar function names and syntax.
How to Tell if you are Dealing with a Reputable Company
- Check the US Copyright Office
and the Trademark Office to
search for the company name and their products. Reputable companies
will register their trademarks and copyrights. Be suspicious if
a company does not protect its own intellectual property.
- Check the company's contact information and phone number. Beware
of any company that does not list their address and phone number
on their website. Perform a whois
search on their domain name and verify the address. Use
mapquest.com to obtain a satellite
image of the address. One company we researched appeared large on
the Internet; however, the satellite image revealed they were operating
out of a mobile home.
- Check to make sure the company has registered their company
name as a trademark. Additionally,
if the company uses the registered mark ® and does not have a record
on file with the Trademark Office,
you should not purchase products from them. Use of the registered
mark ® without an approved registration on file is illegal.
- Make sure the company is a member of an organization that represents
consumers such as the Better Business Bureau and make sure this
can be verified. IDAutomation.com is a member of the Better Business
Bureau, which can be verified by clicking on the BBB Online logo
in the top right side of the screen. When you verify this by clicking
on the logo, make sure the information that follows is really from
the consumer organization by looking at the URL address.
- In the shopping cart of the company, check the SSL certificate's
"Issued to:" and "Issued by:" fields. Verify it is valid and issued
from a trusted source.