London residents eager to turn in their bosses for software piracy can earn £20,000 ($32,000 and double the normal amount) until the end of the year. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is offering the increased payouts as part of its annual "Nail Your Boss" program.
More information on the BSA latest efforts:
- Business Software Alliance asks Britons to become paid informants (Boing Boing)
- Narc on Your Boss, Get Cool Cash (Wired)
- BSA doubles reward for snitches (AfterDawn)
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.