THE BUSINESS SOFTWARE Alliance is not on my list of friends because I distrust their business practises. It seems that others have the same issues as well. Perhaps one way of MDs attacking the tipster programme offered by BSA (where you could get rewarded by tipping off BSA to the presence of unlicensed software) is to force employees to sign an NDA that prohibits the discussion of business practises outside of the business. So if your company uses unlicensed software, you cannot talk about it outside of work without violating your NDA.
The NDA would specifically make the employee liable for damages caused to the company by revealing information. Employees are often clueless about the production line where they perform important functions. They might not know they're doing a time-saving process which results in competitive advantage. They shouldn't talk about this kind of thing outside of work.
It's easy to find companies who occasionally use unlicensed software from time to time. I've seen it being done in government circles, academia, small business and on aircraft manufacturing lines. People in middle management get stuck into this kind of corner when receiving some work-related file sent by a client that won't open on a standard machine. I've watched attorneys receiving WordPerfect files but not rushing out to buy the software in order to open the document. Advertisers in local newspapers may get Corel Draw files--they won't source the program for purchase. They'll simply use a "downloaded" copy one time and delete the program after they grab the file. And then there's Quark. Few will buy Quark if all they have to do is open a single file.
I'm not advocating piracy. I'm simply explaining what happens in the real world and why some employees are NDAing their work practises.