FAST Web site guns for pirates

The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) wants you to come to the Web with your piracy allegations.

The organisation's new site provides a space for users to leave details of suspect behaviour. Increasingly, FAST claims, this takes the form of resellers bundling copied software rather than legitimate licensed packages.

"This illegal trade is damaging legitimate resellers who, like end users, can play an important role in helping us to clean up the software market," said Geoff Webster, FAST chief executive.

FAST says it managed to give £800,000 back to the software industry last year, thanks to its work. However, it claims £300 million was lost to the UK software industry last year through illegal copying.

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