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    US military to pay $50m compensation for software piracy

    BBC News - US agrees to pay $50m after 'piracy' of software

    Have they not seen the message at the start of every DVD/BluRay?!

    Guess they were watching copies...
    Last edited by LosOjos; 28th November 2013 at 01:45 PM.

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    It doesn't seem like they copied it, just installed in onto 8,500 more machines!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    It doesn't seem like they copied it, just installed in onto 8,500 more machines!!
    Apptricity later estimated that 9,000 users were accessing the program, in addition to the 500 that had been paid for.
    Emphasis mine.

    So, ~9,500 users instead of 500. [Aren't licences usually per machine?]

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    TBF, The end user units may not have been aware of this. if you have ever been in the military, especially when on tour overseas, you think that everything you are being issued has been brought and paid for, and licensing would be the last thing on peoples minds.
    If the end units and users were not told about the licensing restrictions then doubly so.
    IMO, it was not piracy, but poor information pass-down from whatever branch purchased the software. Yes, the US military were in the wrong, but not maliciously so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Emphasis mine.

    So, ~9,500 users instead of 500. [Aren't licences usually per machine?]
    serves me right for skim reading....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    TBF, The end user units may not have been aware of this. if you have ever been in the military, especially when on tour overseas, you think that everything you are being issued has been brought and paid for, and licensing would be the last thing on peoples minds.
    If the end units and users were not told about the licensing restrictions then doubly so.
    IMO, it was not piracy, but poor information pass-down from whatever branch purchased the software. Yes, the US military were in the wrong, but not maliciously so.
    That's what I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    TBF, The end user units may not have been aware of this. if you have ever been in the military, especially when on tour overseas, you think that everything you are being issued has been brought and paid for, and licensing would be the last thing on peoples minds.
    If the end units and users were not told about the licensing restrictions then doubly so.
    IMO, it was not piracy, but poor information pass-down from whatever branch purchased the software. Yes, the US military were in the wrong, but not maliciously so.
    No, but PIRACY FUNDS TERRORISM!

    Think of the children... who will be killed by terrorists.

    TERRORISTS WHO HATE AMERICA!!

    Don't let the terrorists win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    IMO, it was not piracy, but poor information pass-down from whatever branch purchased the software. Yes, the US military were in the wrong, but not maliciously so.
    If only the US were so forgiving...

    I'm not suggesting we blame the troops but someone in the US military was responsible for this and they failed, epically. For an official US body not to have strict control on this, given the US' reputation for actively pursuing copyright infringement, is a joke.

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