Is FREE antivirus truly free? On your business computer, chances are good that you are guilty of copyright infringement!
I often have clients ask for recommendations for a good free antivirus solution for their home or office. There are many options for your home, some are pretty decent, however, remember that the free ones have no support, and often are not updated regularly.
For your office there are no free legal solutions that I am aware of. The home editions have a comment similar to “this is for home and personal use only, installation of our free edition is prohibited on business computers.” Some are not so clear and you have to look for it. You are just as responsible regardless. Here is an excerpt from the Canadian Copyright Act. Source http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-42/FullText.html
38.1 (1) Subject to this section, a copyright owner may elect, at any time before final judgment is rendered, to recover, instead of damages and profits referred to in subsection 35(1), an award of statutory damages for which any one infringer is liable individually, or for which any two or more infringers are liable jointly and severally,
- (a) in a sum of not less than $500 and not more than $20,000 that the court considers just, with respect to all infringements involved in the proceedings for each work or other subject-matter, if the infringements are for commercial purposes; and
- (b) in a sum of not less than $100 and not more than $5,000 that the court considers just, with respect to all infringements involved in the proceedings for all works or other subject-matter, if the infringements are for non-commercial purposes.
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