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Submission + - Asked to install Pirated Software, what do you do?

An anonymous reader writes: I am an IT professional, and due to budget constraints, I have been told to install multiple copies of MS Office, despite offering to install OpenOffice, and other OpenSource Office products. Even though most of the uses are for people using Excel like a database, or formatting of text in cells, other programs are not tolerated. I have been over ruled by our controller, to my disagreement. Other than drafting a letter to the owners of the company on how I disagree with the policy, what else can I do? I would never turn them in, but I am in tough place by knowing doing something illegal. I want to keep my job, but disagree with some of the decision making on this issue.
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Submission + - 12 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know

Anonymous Coward writes: "http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/05/ 12_important_us.html

12 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know: (1) Whether to Disclose Paid Posts; (2) Is Deep Linking Legal; (3) The Legal Use of Images and Thumbnails; (4) Laws that Protect You From Stolen Content; (5) Domain Name Trademark Issues; (6) Handling Private Data About Your Readers; (7) Who Owns User-Developed Content and Can You Delete It; (8) The Duty to Monitor Your Blog Comments, and Liability; (9) Basic Tax Law Issues in Blogging; (10) Limited Liability Laws and Incorporating; (11) Spam Laws and Which Unsolicited Emails are Legal; and (12) Are Bloggers Protected from Journalism Shield Laws"
The Internet

Submission + - The Internet of Things: What is a Spime?

CoolVibe writes: "From the abstract in the talk: "World-renowned Science Fiction writer and futurist Bruce Sterling will outline his ideas for SPIMES, a form of ubiquitous computing that gives smarts and 'searchabiliity' to even the most mundane of physical products. Imagine losing your car keys and being able to search for them with Google Earth." It's a very interesting lecture given by Bruce Sterling about something we might see in the near future. The lecture can be viewed here on Google Video."

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