Microsoft Warns Code Downloaders

By Julio Franco
Feb 19, 2004
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  1. The experiment in Microsoft open source continues as programmers around the globe poke the recently leaked source-code with a stick. Meanwhile the Redmond giant is sending letters to users who may have downloaded the leaked code, warning them that playing peek-a-boo with the four year old code is a violation of the law. They've also taken the step of sending automated warning messages to users who search for the code via popular file-trading networks.

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  2. Krugger

    Krugger Newcomer, in training Posts: 210

    how can they manage to do that?
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,907   +115 Staff Member

    Download it themselves from bittorrent and eMule etc and log the IP addresses they get it from (and nicknames of the users)

    Then send either e-mail to those IP's or NET SEND messages etc...

    I have not recieved one but then again I'm behind a firewall...
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    Yea if your going to delete my reply then how about notify me for the reason why? If you don't like my opinion then well. You know what you can do.
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