Autodesk is found to send following emails
I am part of the Software Asset Management program for Autodesk India Private Ltd. (“Autodesk”).
Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and owns the copyright to, amongst other software titles, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Maya.
has been selected to undergo a Software Audit to evaluate the usage of Autodesk software and compliance with the relevant License Agreements. This written notification marks the official start of Autodesk’s audit engagement with .
Customers often ask whether they may uninstall or remove Autodesk software after receiving Autodesk’s written audit notification. However, such actions are not consistent with our customers’ legal agreement to fully cooperate with the Autodesk software audit.
From this point forward, therefore, we kindly ask you to refrain from deleting or removing any Autodesk software currently installed on computers until the audit process is complete. We would also add that until the present audit engagement is finalized, any new procurement of Autodesk software by will not be relevant in case the audit shows compliance issues that call for resolution.
As part of this process, you need to run the Autodesk Proprietary tool for self-review: https://autodesk.screenstepslive.com/m/88633/l/1117828-scanwin-installer. If you need support to run this tool or have a query, do reach us.
There is no illegal software installed in any of computer on premises, however they maintain that they have evidences of pirated software and threatening legal action in ambiguous manner. I mean they send sales partner stating that we want to buy license to settle piracy issue, then they involve legal firms in CC and emails just state that we want to settle issue of piracy etc.
Originally they said there are 2 illegal licenses, when we said we ca settle buying one they were willing, however they are not ready to answer my queries about their sales partner visiting our premises stating that they have information about pirated software running, then they are not replying. Also they are not willing to disclose any evidence of piracy. According to them, only Delhi HC has power to issue orders in IP laws and we have to hire Delhi lawyer if we choose to fight back. They also say that IP law give them right to search and cease computers on premises without any warrant / information etc.
They just keep on sending mail threatening legal actions if we do not buy 1 license they will escalate it to legal actions.