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[TorrentFreak] U.S. Government Caught Pirating Military Software, Settles For $50 Million

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http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-caught-pirating-military-software-pays-50-million-to-settle-131127/
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For years the U.S. military operated pirated copies of logistics software that was used to protect soldiers and shipments in critical missions. Apptricity, the makers of the software, accused the military of willful copyright infringement and sued the Government for nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in unpaid licenses. In a settlement just announced, the Obama administration has agreed to pay $50 million to settle the dispute...


Not sure if this is the correct section. Couldn't decide between this, tech news or off topic.
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wow rofl hahaha, complain about pirating...meanwhile doing it themselves.
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This is so priceless biggrin.gif
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Pirating is acceptable when your betters, the Top Men, are the ones doing it. It's for your own good and for the good of the children.
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Thanks Obama for only giving them $50 million tax dollars rolleyes.gif
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I can't help but lol
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Pirating is acceptable when your betters, the Top Men, are the ones doing it. It's for your own good and for the good of the children.

Black mage offspring unite!
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Thanks Obama for only giving them $50 million tax dollars rolleyes.gif

To be completely fair, they still would've spent a ton of tax payer dollars on legitimately licensing the software too, which they should've done. Especially since this is software lives depend on, and should be paying for it, and getting support from the manufacturer.
post #9 of 102
We get shafted by this......since its of course tax payer dollars ;(
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The Feds doing something shady and illegal?
Next thing you are going to tell me is that they spy on us too.
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