The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is proclaimingits whistle-blower campaign to be a success withemployees in their droves tapping in leads for the intellectual propertyprotection body to follow up.
In the past month, since the campaign started, there have been 500 online responses fromstaff that feel they are being pressurised by employers to install illegalsoftware.
As the recession bites employers are cutting corners withtheir software licensing and vendors looking to recoup revenues are stepping upaudits.
In the recent months there has been a focus on whistle-blowingas legislation protects those that highlights illegal actions.
“We want people in IT to know there is support and the meansto combat any illegal behaviour by contacting us, and have protection in lawunder the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1988,” said FAST chief executive John Lovelock.
“Our campaign to encourage honest workers to come forwardand shock their bosses is designed to let workers know that honest voices canbe heard,” he added.