Software Piracy

What is genuine Wilcom software?


Genuine Wilcom software is software that is licensed by Wilcom, certified as authentic by Wilcom, and published and supported by Wilcom. The benefits of using genuine Wilcom software include:

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  1. Reliability – using genuine Wilcom software ensures that the software you purchase is of the best quality and is totally reliable. Wilcom’s 25 years of experience is behind every legitimate copy to ensure you get the best performing software available.
  2. Access to updates – using genuine Wilcom software is the only way to receive the latest product support, updates, features and enhancements that enable you to remain competitive in the embroidery business.
  3. Be part of the Wilcom family – new innovations and offerings reserved exclusively for genuine Wilcom software users help you keep pace with the latest technology and constantly expand and improve the capabilities of your software.


What is pirated software?

Pirated software is illegal.

Pirated software is software that is offered for sale, sold or provided in any other way by persons who do not own, or have any rights to, that software.

Pirated software is generally not a complete copy of genuine software and is often unstable or unusable.

Pirated software is usually traded over the Internet for much less than the cost of genuine software. If the price of software is too good to be true, the chances are it is illegal or unlicensed.


How to ensure that my software is a genuine Wilcom product

Genuine Wilcom software will require an authorization code to activate the software. This is known as a “dongle”. All Wilcom dongles are supplied an Access Code to activate them. These access codes are issued by Wilcom America Inc. and validate a legal dongle.

The most common way for illegal Wilcom software to be distributed is when illegal copies are made and distributed in packaging that replicates the genuine Wilcom packaging. Counterfeit registration cards with unauthorized serial numbers are often included in these packages.

In order to be certain about the authenticity of your Wilcom products, you should always buy from a reputable, authorized seller.

If you are, or believe you are, in possession of pirated Wilcom software, we urge you to replace the pirated copies with genuine Wilcom software right away.

If you are still unsure about whether your Wilcom software is a genuine article, contact for clarification at any time.



The unauthorized copying of genuine Wilcom software is illegal. In addition, possessing software that has been illegally copied is also illegal.

Wilcom takes piracy seriously and will instigate legal action against those found to be possessing, using or distributing illegal copies of Wilcom software.

Individuals involved in these activities may be subject to criminal charges resulting in imprisonment, imposition of large fines and civil damages, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.