August 25, 2011 | Quote

Computer Firm Faces Scrutiny Over Iran Downloads

But former OFAC official Jonathan Schanzer said the law clearly places the onus on a firm to stop suspicious downloads once it is made aware of them.

“If you were aware of the use of your software in Iran and didn’t do anything about it, that would be a violation,” Mr. Schanzer said. Even if the updates were free and being used on pirated copies of the software, a company would still be in violation if it did not move to stop the downloading, he said.