According to a press release late last week, headed "Corporate Britain out of tune on software theft", this Kat has learned that the third annual whistleblower’s survey by the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) reveals that two-thirds of persons polled wouldn’t report software piracy in the workplace. This poll, conducted earlier this month, surveyed 200 office workers to gauge their attitudes towards software piracy and whistleblowing. Most, it seems, would be happy to take a lax approach to software theft at the office. Of those that would not blow the whistle, one-third (36 per cent) stated that they wouldn’t report it in order to protect their jobs, 16 per cent to protect their reputations, and a further 30 per cent simply didn’t care. A sizeable minority (14 per cent) cited concerns about negative media coverage about whistleblowers as a reason why they wouldn’t blow the whistle.
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