Angry employees tattling on companies that violate software licenses

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Disgruntled IT pros are blowing the whistle on companies with out-of-compliance licenses

Software piracy by IT professionals is rampant, according to a survey of 200 IT professionals on IT Ethics conducted by Network World. While 89% of respondents said it was unethical for an IT employee to make the company fall out of compliance with software license agreements, 70% said they have directly witnessed other IT folks knowingly violating software licenses.

In a tough economy, disgruntled or fired employees are reporting their companies' questionable software licensing practices and exposing a culture of widespread software piracy.

Rampant software piracy by IT professionals was clear in a survey of 200 IT professionals on IT Ethics conducted by Network World. While 89% of respondents said it was unethical for an IT employee to make the company fall out of compliance with software license agreements, 70% said they have directly witnessed other IT folks knowingly violating software licenses.

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