PCA readers may have been right

  canard 11:23 10 Nov 2003

click here A while ago a PCA contributor aired the theory about how AV suppliers keep themselves in clover.

  flecc 11:48 10 Nov 2003

I can't criticise them for their stance, after all, turkeys don't vote for Christmas.

  flecc 12:40 10 Nov 2003

In fact if the anti virus firm was a public company, the directors or executives could technically be breaking the law if they added to the reward since knowingly and deliberately acting against the interests of the shareholders is an offence.

It's an awkward situation, on the one hand they cannot condone criminal activity and on the other they must act in the company's interests, and the neutral stance they've adopted whilst praising convictions is the only practical one in the circumstances.

Running a company occasionally brings with it difficult and sometimes distasteful decisions like this.

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