Because you are piracy's real victim
You know what CoStar’s services mean to your work. That’s why you invest in your success with one or more CoStar commercial real estate information services. Anyone who illegally uses CoStar services to compete against you threatens your competitive advantage in at least three ways
- Costs you deals
- Reduces CoStar’s ability to enhance services
- May cost you more in a higher subscription fee
The penalties for piracy are high. In civil cases, infringers can be liable for CoStar’s lost profits, the infringer’s profits, or statutory damages of up to $150,000 per work infringed (plus CoStar’s attorney fees). And criminal prosecution? That also applies for certain types of piracy. Play it safe. Don’t risk piracy’s costly and embarrassing consequences.
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Piracy hurts people that work for you
Left unchecked, piracy threatens the job security of CoStar's researchers, photographers and software programmers. These professionals work on behalf of you, your clients and those that market their listings with us free-of-charge.