20,000 reasons to keep your software in order

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20,000 reasons to keep your software in order

BSA has increased the reward it pays people for dobbing in businesses using unlicensed software.

BSA represents many leading software companies and aims to stop copyright infringement of its members' software.

We have previously reported that BSA's leads tend to come from former employees or IT suppliers and consultants that have spotted the use of unlicensed software.

BSA is now increasing the incentive for information on the use of unlicensed software in businesses, by upping its maximum reward to $20,000.

Note that's a maximum of $20,000. BSA says the value of any particular reward is at its discretion and payment is only made if BSA decides that the judgement or settlement is 'satisfactory'.

Still, the $20,000 reward may increase the chances of being reported if you are using unlicensed software, so it might be prudent to check your house is in order in this regard.

Apart from any other considerations, BSA makes a big deal of its wins and no business wants that sort of publicity.

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