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  • Blog, Enterprise IT - Written by on Friday, February 1, 2013 15:30 - 3 Comments

    NSW Police reportedly settles with Micro Focus


    blog Remember how NSW Police was allegedly caught red-handed pirating software from enterprise IT vendor Micro Focus? And how the whole story was the subject of an extensive and embarassing documentary report by the 7:30 Report in April 2012? Yeah. Not precisely the best look for the boys in blue. Well, it appears that NSW Police has come clean in the case. iTNews reports (we recommend you click here for the full article, it’s quite detailed and has a decent timeline):

    “The NSW Attorney General will this week sign an out of court settlement with software vendor Micro Focus, putting an end to a protracted and expensive dispute between the State’s law enforcement services and the software vendor over licenses.”

    Remember, kids, piracy is a crime. You wouldn’t steal a car. You wouldn’t steal a handbag, You wouldn’t steal a television. You wouldn’t steal a movie. Downloading pirated films Using more licenses for expensive enterprise IT software than you’ve actually paid for is just not on. Tell everyone you know. Piracy is piracy.

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    1. Bpat
      Posted 01/02/2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink |

      “And remember only dopes smoke dope” – Cheech and Chong

    2. dave
      Posted 04/02/2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink |

      You wouldn’t steal a policeman’s helmet.

    3. whatwhat
      Posted 05/02/2013 at 7:25 pm | Permalink |

      The NSW Attorney General will this week ” Bribe / pay hush money to / buy off ” software vendor Micro Focus.

      Full Public Disclosure or or call the ACCC

      The people of NSW deserve to know how much this has cost. for both the Police and the AG

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