Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 31st Aug 2005 16:23 UTC
Windows A sentence of roughly one to three years' jail is expected for a man who sold source code for Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty in a US federal court to selling Microsoft source code over the Internet.
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FBI
by sbenitezb on Wed 31st Aug 2005 20:33 UTC
sbenitezb
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2005-07-22

I think the FBI made a criminal act just by buying the code. It's like buying stolen property knowing that fact, but unlike when they offer money to buy some stolen merchandise but actually to make the arrest. If they transferred the money, they are no more than criminals.

But i'm not a lawyer, so maybe i'm plain wrong.

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RE: FBI
by on Wed 31st Aug 2005 20:49 in reply to "FBI"
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"I think the FBI made a criminal act just by buying the code."

You don't have much of a clue do you? It's the criminal (the man selling) who hasn't actually committed a crime until the transaction has taken place. It's the same with drug busts. Until a transaction happens, they have no reason to arrest him.

Maybe you are just mad that someone actually enforces laws? Guilty conscience?

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RE: FBI
by rm6990 on Thu 1st Sep 2005 06:28 in reply to "FBI"
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2005-07-04

I think the FBI made a criminal act just by buying the code. It's like buying stolen property knowing that fact, but unlike when they offer money to buy some stolen merchandise but actually to make the arrest. If they transferred the money, they are no more than criminals.

But i'm not a lawyer, so maybe i'm plain wrong.


Lol, great, now every moron is going to be sueing the FBI for buying stolen property to make an arrest. I have an even better idea, the police force should arrest their own officers who pose as hookers for soliciting prostitution!!! See how stupid you sound?

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