U.S. government settles military piracy software lawsuit for $50 million

By Shawn Knight
Nov 30, 2013
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  1. The US government has agreed to settle a piracy lawsuit with software maker Apptricity. It was determined that the military used pirated logistics software from Apptricity for years and despite initially seeking nearly a quarter billion in unpaid licenses, the...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,044   +2,548

  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,177   +582

    The Irony of this article...

    Your right on the money cliffordcooley
  4. Same amount a single individual civilian would have had to pay IMHO.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,044   +2,548

    Except it wasn't a civilian. It wasn't even corporate. It was our government once again proving they are above the law, and preaching do as I say not as I do.

    I think I will pattern my life after the military. Honestly, didn't they think of the consequences, when they decided to pirate? Didn't they think of how this would discredit so many other pirating cases? After this article, I am no longer ashamed to admit to being a pirate. How can anyone be ashamed of acting the very same way our military does? Are we not supposed to be proud of our military? It only makes you wonder how many other applications they are not licensing, while hiding behind a government security blanket.
  6. I meant that they would've expected the civilian man to work it down in a mine for the next 200 years, sh*t gold ingots or die trying, but yeah. You are correct on that one.
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  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,044   +2,548

  8. Chuck Cortes

    Chuck Cortes TS Rookie Posts: 53   +13

    Hypocrisy at its finest.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,911   +1,704

    Apptricity should've made their software available on Steam then they wouldn't have been shafted so badly by the US military.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,870   +1,523

    You know what, stuff like this doesn't phase me. I'm as thankful as hell for the "Bill of Rights". At least big brother can no longer quarter soldiers in our homes without paying...(y)

    Besides, in many countries, the concept of "sovereign immunity", is absolute, or very nearly so. You should probably try suing the Chinese government sometime, see how far you get with that. OK, let me see a show of hands, how many of you think the Communist Chinese would settle a lawsuit with you, if their army pirated your software?
  11. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,197   +171

    Negotiating a greater than 75% discount when they're in the wrong, is pretty good for the Army. Usually the decimal point falls the other way and the American's get the bill.

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