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Old   September 9, 2021, 17:47
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Few months ago, we had a fine example of blackmailing by ANSYS. Apparently, someone in our department was using illegal ANSYS licenses. The ANSYS representative produced a list of such instances with IP and MAC addresses, and usernames. The investigation led us to our graduate student, who left the school in the meantime. As his computer was connected to the school VPN, his actions became the department's responsibility.

ANSYS threatened us with a legal action unless the department pays up. My complaints that their license tracking algorithm should be reporting any infringement in the real-time to the user or the account holder instead of waiting months were rebuffed.

In the end, the school settled with ANSYS. Nevertheless, I refused to sign the confidentiality agreement. Since then we purged any ANSYS software from the department's computer system. We also changed the CFD and FE practicals for students.

So far, two of my academic colleagues have also come forward with a similar admission that ANSYS have been muscling them for the use of illegal licenses. Please let me know if you had a similar experience.
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Old   September 12, 2021, 05:14
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In the last three days I got additional 5 messages. Please share and let me know if you had similar experience. My private email is gsamsa007@yahoo.com
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Old   September 15, 2021, 02:40
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its very interesting . Couple Years ago we have similar situatuion in Our company. But these warnings form ansys ended when we buy full commercial version of cfd and structural modules - price about 85 k euros
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