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    Sony BMG get busted for piracy by PointDev

    A French software company known as PointDev is claiming €300,000 (over $475,000) in damages in its suit against Sony BMG.

    The suit comes following a call from a Sony BMG employee to PointDev for support who gave them a pirated license code for one of their products. A raid followed which revealed that pirated software was installed on four of Sony BMG's servers and it is believed that up to 47 percent of the software on Sony BMG's computers could be pirated.

    To quote: PointDev, a French software company that makes Windows administration tools, received a call from a Sony BMG IT employee for support. After Sony BMG supplied a pirated license code for Ideal Migration, one of PointDev's products, the software maker was able to mandate a seizure of Sony BMG's assets.

    The subsequent raid revealed that software was illegally installed on four of Sony BMG's servers. The Business Software Alliance, however, believes that up to 47 percent of the software installed on Sony BMG's computers could be pirated.

    These are some pretty serious --not to mention ironic- allegations against a company that's gone so far as to install malware on consumers' computers in the name of preventing piracy.

    Sony BMG get busted for piracy by PointDev


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    Am I the only one that finds this odd/striking? I mean with all that money they make you think they might be able to spare a few thousand on legit software. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfdcxgfd View Post
    Am I the only one that finds this odd/striking? I mean with all that money they make you think they might be able to spare a few thousand on legit software. lol
    Really makes no sense. Especially to call in and give them a pirated serial?

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