ShareWare semi-legal question for corps.
Posted on 2006-12-01
I had to give about 200 users admin rights to their laptops and have a semi-legal question about shareware installs and expect you guys have had this issue with users before.
I have a good inventory system and can spot a questionable load of PhotoShop to get it removed or licensed, but what about shareware stuff like WinZip and 'free, except for corporate use' stuff like IrfanView?
For every piece of expensive-to-registrar shareware, their is a free and often better alternative, but getting the users to switch is another thing altogether. Has their ever been legal trouble for a company who used shareware after it's trial period?