Barrhead Travel has paid out more than £10,000 for using unlicensed Adobe software.

The Glasgow-based agent is the latest victim of the Business Software Alliance’s (BSA) anti-piracy crackdown.

The £10,000 includes settlement fees and the cost of buying the software licences it needed to ensure legal compliance.

BSA UK Committee chair Michala Wardell said the incident should serve as an example to those who have not got their software licensing houses in order.

She added that the financial penalties could far exceed the outlay of buying licensed software which was a “burden businesses can ill-afford to bear in the current economic climate.”