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Old 03-25-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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LXer: BSA Caught Using Infringing Image For Its 'Snitch' On Your Colleagues Anti-Piracy Campaign


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For many years, we've written about the Business Software Alliance's (BSA) ridiculous snitch program. This is where the organization (which represents a bunch of software companies, but more or less takes its orders from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and Autodesk) promises to give people large cash rewards for snitching on friends and colleagues who happen to be using unlicensed software. The BSA insists that this is one of their best tools -- which they then use to raid small companies for questionable "audits" that often completely destroy those businesses.

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