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U.K. Responses to Software Policy Breaches "Lax": FAST Survey

Law360 (October 22, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Disciplinary actions in software policy breaches is on the decline in the United Kingdom, according to an annual company survey by the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST).

Over 20% of respondents have enforced disciplinary procedures for breaches of software policy, a decline from 2002 from 32%. Dismissals have also declined dramatically from 36% in 2002 to 18% in 2003.

Over 54% stated that if required they would find it hard or very hard to provide proof of ownership licences.

88% of companies interviewed claim to have...
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