BSA sure knows how to incentivize people to stamp out software pirates. In an effort to capture these “pirates,” BSA announced the expansion of their $1 million dollar reward program to include the illegal sale of software over the Internet, such as auctions of unlicensed software.
BSA has already paid out $58,000 in reward money to just 14 individuals who have reported software piracy. A majority of the reporting comes from within an organization, from employees in their current or former workplaces.
Just another reason why software licensing & compliance is a serious issue. Disgruntled employees will surely seek out a piece of the million dollar pie to turn you in! The sad thing is that many of these offenders may not even be aware of it – be sure that software vendors do and will not take pity on those out of compliance.