Byline: S. A. Mawhorr
The days of pirating aren't over.
It's just that today's pirates don't rove the open seas looking for vulnerable merchant ships.
The modern day pirate just might be your mild mannered boss who drives a minivan to work, coaches a kids' soccer team and cuts corners by copying some software programs instead of buying individual licenses for every work station.
The Business Software Alliance is a nonprofit watchdog group partially funded by the software industry. It confronts companies that don't pay for all of the software in use.
Sometimes the alliance takes offenders to court, but often the companies accused …