The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

BSA to pay up to $1 million for piracy tips

Posted by Xavier Ashe on July 6, 2007

The Business Software Alliance announced on Monday the launch of its
“Blow the Whistle” campaign and said it will offer up to $1 million as
a bonus for employees that turn in their employers.

The campaign, which lasts until October 2007,
rewards end users that tip off the the software industry's lobbying arm
and offer evidence about companies that have installed unlicensed
copies of software. Until the end of the campaign, the BSA will pay a
bounty to informants based on the settlement with a maximum fee of $1
million, up from the normal top tip for tattlers of $200,000. Under the
guidelines of the program, end users cannot have been the ones to install the software unless they were ordered to do so by a supervisor.

Will you be a rat?  Read the full article on SecurityFocus.


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