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Wednesday November 27, 2013

Government Pays $50M For Pirating Military Software

Attention citizens! Remember to always do as I say, not as I do. Thanks!

- Uncle Sam

For years the U.S. military operated pirated copies of logistics software that was used to protect soldiers and shipments in critical missions. Apptricity, the makers of the software, accused the military of willful copyright infringement and sued the Government for nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in unpaid licenses. In a settlement just announced, the Obama administration has agreed to pay $50 million to settle the dispute.