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This profile was last updated on 2/18/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Managing Director

Anti-Piracy , EMEA
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • law degree
    University of New South Wales
  • bachelor's degree , history
    University of New South Wales
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Web References
Global Anti-Piracy Team
www.bsa.org, 18 Feb 2014 [cached]
Sarah Coombes
Managing Director, Anti-Piracy, EMEA
Sarah Coombes leads BSA's anti-piracy efforts in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She manages BSA's EMEA legal affairs team and drives the enforcement programs across the region. In conjunction with BSA's regional anti-piracy policy efforts, she oversees BSA's compliance marketing and educational activities.
Before joining BSA in 2005 to head the legal affairs team in EMEA, Coombes spent 10 years as an intellectual property litigator in London-based law firm, Bristows and Field Fisher Waterhouse, where she became a partner in 2001.
Coombes gained her law degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, where she also earned a bachelor's degree in history. She is based in BSA's London office.
"The current damages law isn't tough ...
www.theregister.co.uk, 14 May 2011 [cached]
"The current damages law isn't tough enough to deter those businesses that still think it is acceptable to use unlicensed software," said Sarah Coombes, senior director of legal affairs at BSA. "The Ministry of Justice acknowledged this in 2007, suggesting this issue would be addressed, but no progress has been made to date.
"Legislation that strengthens the availability of court awarded damages would act as a deterrent for those that continue to use illegal software," she said, according to a statement on the BSA website.
SAM Blog | FASTiiS
www.fastiis.org, 10 April 2013 [cached]
But the impact of software piracy goes way beyond income lost to the software industry, says Sarah Coombes, BSA's Managing Director for anti-piracy.
"The current damages law isn't tough ...
www.pcpro.co.uk, 12 May 2011 [cached]
"The current damages law isn't tough enough to deter those that still think it's acceptable to use unlicenced software," said Sarah Coombes, regional senior director of legal affairs for the BSA.
"The current damages law isn't tough ...
www.macworld.co.uk, 13 May 2011 [cached]
"The current damages law isn't tough enough to deter those businesses that still think it is acceptable to use unlicensed software," complained BSA senior legal director, Sarah Coombes. "The Ministry of Justice acknowledged this in 2007, suggesting this issue would be addressed, but no progress has been made to date,"she said.
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