About Piracy
Avoid software piracy
Software piracy is the duplication, distribution or use of software without authorization from the copyright owner. Software piracy is a crime that hurts everyone ― businesses and consumers. Please protect yourself and help ArtVault Software combat piracy.

How to spot illegal software
"Too good to be true" pricing: Illegal resellers always market “genuine” software at a big discount. The reason why it is so cheap is because they didn’t pay ArtVault Software for the software. Use your common sense to avoid these alleged “deals.”

Electronic Download Software
Many sites claim to offer discounts because they only distribute software electronically without physical media or other printed materials. ArtVault Software has not authorized any reseller to distribute electronic downloads, so this software is not authorized. You may only electronically download ArtVault Software software directly from ArtVault Software’s online store.

OEM Software
Many resellers falsely claim that they are distributing cheap OEM software. ArtVault Software does not distribute discounted OEM software, so if they advertise “OEM” discounts beware of illegal software.

Anonymous Sellers
If you are ordering software from a web reseller that does not provide a legitimate physical address and phone number on their site, then BEWARE. There is a good reason why they don’t want to be found. Don’t trust these sites with your credit card or any other valuable information or you may well regret it. If you order from an auction site like eBay, you should check the seller’s feedback and history before ordering software.

Previously Registered
We recommend that you always register your software with ArtVault Software. If you attempt to register your ArtVault Software software and you receive an email from ArtVault Software indicating that that license key has already been registered, please contact ArtVault Software so that we can investigate further and confirm whether you have received illegal software. For customers distributing used software on auction sites like eBay, ArtVault Software requires the customer to complete a transfer form before listing its previously registered software.

Casual Copying
As a reminder, copying software from a friend or another person is violating copyright law. Installing one licensed copy onto multiple computers is also illegal. Do not engage in these activities without paying for the proper licenses required to use and copy the software.

It's estimated that as much as 90% of software sold over auction sites like eBay is either illegal counterfeit or grey market copies. Additionally, it's estimated that 42 percent of installed business software worldwide is illegally copied. Software theft and its related effects -- including lost jobs, wages and tax revenues -- totaled an estimated $9.5 billion in the U.S. and $31.9 billion worldwide (BSA Piracy Study, May 2011).

You may be subject to significant fines for copyright infringement. You may experience potential public and private embarrassment, and in the case of an organization, negative publicity that could cause irreparable harm to your business.