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GNU/Linux and FOSS versus Software Piracy

Sep 28, 2009, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Gene Alexander for this link. ]

"One of the enforcers of PCSS licenses is the Business Software Alliance (BSA) founded by Microsoft and containing a Who's Who list of IT industry leaders. The BSA encourages "informants" a.k.a. "rats"[1] to contact them and for a promise of compensation to confidentially turn in businesses practicing "software piracy". It is highly likely that any business on Earth using PCSS software is not fully "in compliance" with the Draconian software restrictions of PCSS licenses. As a result any company that uses PCSS software and has employees or hires outside IT contractors must have some concern about this. There is no other way to look at it and be safe.

"Following is an example of a "software piracy" rat turning in a company that was "pirating" software. Listen below to the BSA "Interview" with this "Informant"."

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