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The Five Biggest Turkeys in Software Piracy

  • The Five Biggest Turkeys in Software Piracy-

    Uncovering software piracy by relying on company whistleblowers is an imperfect process that spawns whistleblowers with ulterior motives. Most whistleblowers are former disgruntled employees with axes to grind.  Some, as in this recent case with Tiger Communications, are actually the culprits who downloaded the pirated software to a company computer then turned them in when he was fired. The Business Software Alliance is also trying a new tactic of entering whistleblowers into a sweepstakes to win $1,000, regardless of whether or not a settlement is actually reached. This is bound to bring about false accusations just so people can enter the contest.

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The Five Biggest Turkeys in Software Piracy

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    Uncovering software piracy by relying on company whistleblowers is an imperfect process that spawns whistleblowers with ulterior motives. Most whistleblowers are former disgruntled employees with axes to grind.  Some, as in this recent case with Tiger Communications, are actually the culprits who downloaded the pirated software to a company computer then turned them in when he was fired. The Business Software Alliance is also trying a new tactic of entering whistleblowers into a sweepstakes to win $1,000, regardless of whether or not a settlement is actually reached. This is bound to bring about false accusations just so people can enter the contest.

Thanksgiving always brings thoughts of spending time with family and friends. It also gives us time to reflect on the events of the past year.  In this slideshow, V.i. Labs takes a look at the five biggest mistakes or “turkeys” that have happened in the software piracy area in 2011.

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