The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital information industry, has paid $22,500 to seven sources who reported software piracy to SIIA. The rewards, which were all paid in March, ranged from $500 to $10,000.
Since 2003, the SIIA Anti-Piracy Rewards Program has given out the most, and the largest, anti-piracy awards of any organization. The rewards, which range from $500 for a settlement of $10,000 to $1 million for cases with settlement amounts over $20 million, are given to eligible individuals who report verifiable instances of corporate software piracy. In 2007, SIIA issued 26 rewards to individuals who reported incidents of corporate end-user software piracy.
Individuals interested in learning more about the Reward Program or submitting a piracy report can do so through SIIA's hotline at 800.388.7478 or SIIA's online Piracy Report Form at http://www.siia.net/piracy/report