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(The Verge)   Ex-Microsoft employee arrested for leaking copies of Windows 8. And who says that the government doesn't pursue crimes against society   (theverge.com) divider line 10
    More: Interesting, Windows, Microsoft, Microsoft employees, software architect, SDK, Microsoft Office  
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2014-03-20 08:13:15 AM  
Hangin's too good for him.
 
2014-03-20 08:24:28 AM  
The point here is that if this happened to anyone of us and we called the cops they would come by and say "it's a civil matter", and if we talked to a prosecutor they wouldn't give a shiat.  But when Microsoft calls the guy gets arrested.
 
2014-03-20 08:39:02 AM  
I thought all their products leaked.
 
2014-03-20 08:45:14 AM  
I would guess the arresting part is more from leaking the key activation server stuff. There's probably a certain amount of Windows/Office beta leaking that they look the other way for, or at least no more than a slap on the wrist, since it can drum up enthusiasm and evangelism in the early adopter community. But the key activation server stuff actually cuts into the bottom line.
 
2014-03-20 08:52:30 AM  
Unfortunately, the real crime against society is Windows 8.
 
2014-03-20 08:53:14 AM  
FTFA:   Kibkalo was reportedly motivated to leak the software after a poor performance review at Microsoft.

Well, now we can see why he was rated poorly...
 
2014-03-20 09:32:22 AM  
I would like to see the douche who wrote that malware Windows Defence Master strung up by his balls. I had to pull that crap off my parents computer the other night.
If we had a congress that actually understood technology maybe they would move these types of crimes to the level of interfering with mail or telephone communications since the internet really is the main tool used for commerce in this country.
 
2014-03-20 10:02:07 AM  

the cake is a pie: I would guess the arresting part is more from leaking the key activation server stuff. There's probably a certain amount of Windows/Office beta leaking that they look the other way for, or at least no more than a slap on the wrist, since it can drum up enthusiasm and evangelism in the early adopter community. But the key activation server stuff actually cuts into the bottom line.


Yeah, that has to be why he got arrested instead of sued.
 
2014-03-20 04:37:30 PM  
I think my laptop manufacturer installed a hacked/pirated copy of Windows 8.1 on my new machine, because I could not imagine a software manufacturer who has not gone bankrupt actually selling that POS.  I'm sure that the police will be knocking on Lenovo's door any time now to make them stop.
 
2014-03-20 04:38:55 PM  
Isn't getting a poor performance review at Microsoft like a double negative?
 
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