The Business Software Alliance, the global organization representing the nation's leading software manufacturers, will intensify efforts to battle software piracy in the workplace by increasing its current rewards incentive from $200,000 to $1 million from July to October 2007. Individuals can submit a confidential report by visiting www.bsa.org or calling 1-888 NO PIRACY. The BSA is also launching "Blow the Whistle," a national advertising campaign that encourages employees to report software piracy. The campaign will commence in July with national radio and online advertisements.
"Reporting software piracy is the right thing to do and BSA is pleased to reward individuals who come forward with credible information. BSA will diligently continue fighting software piracy and we hope the Rewards incentive goes a long way in helping us. Businesses often have a million excuses for having unlicensed software on office computers. BSA is now offering up to a million dollars for employees who turn them in," said Jenny Blank, Director of Enforcement for BSA.
News source: Press Release