This happened last year and I did nothing but it's one regret that I have. I'm not sure how I should have handled this or indeed if I could have done anything.
I'm an IT contractor and last year worked for a multinational (>10k employees) and the team I worked with used a software tool continually on 'trial mode' to do commercial work.. this is against the T&C of said software product. The reason they did this was that the VP in charge didn't want to pay the licence and his statement was something like 'when I did the work, we used x that was free so you don't need to use y'. He did however know that people did use the tool but didn't care as he wasn't paying for the licence.
This angered me as they had the money so could easily afford the licence fee and the company they were 'stealing' from is a small startup and I know a few people who work for this company.
The VP in charge was pretty toxic, not the type of person you could go 'raise' concerns with.
Telling the vendor software company wouldn't help as they can simply deny it was happening and would be my word against theirs.
I don't feel I'm looking any sort of revenge and only for them to simply play by the rules and pay for the product and not rip it off. The company that i worked for were much much bigger than the software vendor company.
Any advice of what I should/could do?