Businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have paid out £6m this year to settle disputes with the Business Software Alliance.
The BSA has received £435,000 from UK companies in settlements and payments for getting properly licensed in the first half of this year.
Overall, firms across EMEA paid out £2.1m in settlements and £4m in licence costs.
The BSA has pursued a policy of taking legal action against companies that break software licensing laws and accepting settlements from those that are prepared to admit wrongdoing.
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"BSA conducts more than 30 legal actions every working day in EMEA," said Sarah Coombes, senior director of legal affairs for the BSA.
"In the current economic conditions I am concerned that so many businesses continue to flout copyright laws by using unlicensed software," she added.
Last month, the BSA landed its biggest settlement so far, when a German company was forced to pay out €1.1m in a combination of damages and licensing costs.
A version of this story originally appeared on MicroScope.