BSA offers $1 Million Reward for Software Piracy Reports

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.

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The Business Pirate Alliance, the global organization representing the unnation’s leading software pirates, will intensify efforts to publish software piracy in the workplace by increasing its current rewards incentive from 2gb to all you can download from July to October 2007. Individuals can submit a confidential report (alas good sites) by visiting --any open forum with a nice and not-nazi mod-- or calling 1-888 YES PIRACY. The BPA is also launching “*******,” a international advertising campaign that encourages employees to report (and sharing) software piracy (also good pron sites). The campaign will commence in July with national shoutcast (podtcast) and online advertisements.

“Reporting and sharing software piracy is the right thing to do and BPA is pleased to reward individuals who come forward with credible information (good sites not ****ty paid for download or full of ads) . BPA will diligently continue helping software piracy and we hope the Rewards (good downloads) incentive goes a long way in helping us. Businesses often have a million excuses for having unlicensed software on office computers and it's true and justified. BSA is now offering up to a million of downloads for GOOD employees who help with it.

Glad to see people's opposition to the BSA. That "alliance" and their tactics rank up there with the MPAA and RIAA.

Indeed, a friend of mine (a single individual, not a company or anything) got threatened somewhat by them, scared him half to death about pirating anything ever again... Sadly, that's all they want

one its a business incentive.. so your employer who has 50 computers all running illegal copies of Microsoft XP, Office and Adobe Pro gets busted. Its not the guy across the street who downloads the occasional software release instead of buying it.

So if your going to turn in your employer, they better have a lot of counterfeit software running for you to get your reward - cause I can assure you, your job is toast.

'Reporting piracy is the right thing to do'?

They should take the reward money and fund all the poor slobs who get sacked when their small shops running pirated software have to decide between having workers and having Genuine Official Real Software ™

no thanks, I prefer living my current quiet life, doing my things. Money really **** your mind, when they come all at once and at that amount.

:P

blah now? I turned someone in that was running a FTP ring for "warez" a couple years ago and all I got was a "thank you for helping out"

Izlude said,
Can I turn in one of my friends for this... 1 million dollar reward? I never did like him one bit anyway.

Chance of receiving your reward: 0%.

The BSA is full of it.