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http://www.informationweek.com/software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=180203091&subSection=Operating+Systems
... )The poem reads:

"Your karma check for today: There once was a user that whined his existing OS was so blind, he'd do better to pirate an OS that ran great but found his hardware declined. Please don't steal Mac OS! Really, that's way uncool. (C) Apple Computer Inc."...full text )

[ OSx86 Project Article Link | http://www.osx86project.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=119&Itemid=2 ]

And yes, Apple, you get mad props =^^=
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Software Thief Admits To Crimes
$20 Million Lost, Prosecutors Say
By Jerry Markon
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 14, 2005; D01

Nathan Peterson took on some of the world's largest computer software companies, and for a while, he won.

Selling their copyrighted products at a huge discount on his Web site, Peterson caused companies such as Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. to lose nearly $20 million, prosecutors said. He evaded law enforcement and frustrated the industry by moving his Internet servers around the country, and he spent much of his $5.4 million profit on homes, boats and cars, including a Lamborghini, a Mercedes and a restored 1949 Mercury Coupe purchased for his wife.


Software Thief Admits To Crimes : read more / archived.. )

[ source | http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/13/AR2005121301856.html ]

But... jeeze, what the fuck, man... if you're going to sell stolen stuff for profit, at least use it to benefit the poor and homeless. Donate the frigging money to charities or something.

And, yeah, I find it it just morally wrong to make a profit out of stolen goods. If you're going to use it for yourself, that's fine with me. But selling it? Hell no.
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New research from Mark Russinovich over at Sysinternals (the company I've blogged about before as the source a ton of excellent and free software utilities) indicates that Sony BMG has configured some of its music CDs to install antipiracy software that uses techniques typically employed by hackers and virus writers to hide the program from users and to prevent them from ever uninstalling it.....full text =>  )

[source | http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2005/11/sony_raids_hack.html ]

:P Bleh. They really shouldn't be going that far for anti-piracy. Although I guess, having customer support that provides a way to remove the stuff makes it slightly better...

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