Summing Up License Management
Whether it's the fear of prosecution or the desire to be in compliance with the law that moves you to conduct your own license compliance audit (and to put continuing compliance assurance procedures in place), it is probably more a matter of perception than a matter of choice. For businesses to conduct themselves legally and ethically, I agree that compliance is indeed necessary. Except for those scofflaws who willfully ignore the moral, ethical, and legal precepts that argue for becoming and staying compliant, most organizations will choose to stay on the right side of the law.
For those organizations that wish to comply, some changes in policies and procedures as well as regular audits and compliance checks will probably be necessary. But we can attest from personal experience that only the first concerted effort to become compliant is likely to be painful, unless you overlook the policies and procedures that will prevent drifting out of compliance once that eminently desirable state has been attained!