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Grass Line

 

Slang term for the telephone hotline operated by FAST -the Federation Against Software Theft. FAST exists to try and eradicate the illegal/unlicensed use of proprietary software and operates an informer service which can be used to provide information about companies or individuals. Several companies have been surprised to find that they have been reported and subsequently. Depending upon the circumstances and severity of the case, informers can claim rewards amounting to several thousand pounds.

Companies must ensure that ALL software used on their systems is properly licensed.


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