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Sony BMG's hypocrisy: company busted for using warez

Sony BMG is no stranger to piracy. As one of the most vocal supporters of the RIAA and IFPI antipiracy efforts, the company has some experience hunting down and punishing consumers who don't pay for its products. The company is getting some experience on the other side of the table, however, now that it's being sued for software piracy.

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Silellak3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

"PointDev, a French software company that makes Windows administration tools, received a call from a Sony BMG IT employee for support. After Sony BMG supplied a pirated license code for Ideal Migration, one of PointDev's products, the software maker was able to mandate a seizure of Sony BMG's assets."

Heh, wow. Nice work, Random Sony BMG IT Employee. I wonder if the money to fund the lawsuit will come out of your salary after they sack your ass?

It's not really surprising. The only company I've worked at that DIDN'T use pirated software was under a direct government contract, so we could've been shut down if we did.

I wish I could say I was shocked and appalled that a company would so vehementally crack down on piracy while simultaneously allow pirating of software within their own walls, but really, that's just the real business world in action.

What costs them money when it's their stuff? Piracy. What doesn't cost them money when it's NOT their stuff? Piracy. Hypocritical? Certainly. Standard operating procedure in the business world? You damn well better believe it.

xhi43460d ago

even (private) schools use pirated software, but here in Australia thats become far less common because of mandatory audits.

But yeah your right man, and that fella working at sony music is gonna get made a new asshole ha.

GiantEnemyCrab3459d ago

"Standard operating procedure in the business world? You damn well better believe it. "

Standard? I disagree. I work for a rather large corporation and if I or anyone of my team find pirated software you are dismissed and the software is wiped. Do many companies go without getting caught? Sure, but I think the owners/stockholders of these companies would not be too happy about the risks associated with having illegal software running on your company server's, well at least the honorable ones.

-EvoAnubis-3460d ago

I fail to see how this is gaming related news.

v1c1ous3459d ago

how a TECH-RELATED article is "gaming related" and fails to realize that there are more than "game related" tabs on top of the webpage, a fanboy gets some wings from redbull to drive their rage.

segasage3459d ago

it's because it's related to sony, is why the hypocritical fuss.

GiantEnemyCrab3459d ago

also notice how none of the typical army of $ony smartasses aren't commenting on this article but a anti-MS anything will get tons of comments. They only come out of when the door is open for them.

I will just look at the first page to find a story to show what I'm talkin bout. OH LOOK that was easy to find.

http://www.n4g.com/industry...

Kakkoii3459d ago (Edited 3459d ago )

-EvoAnubis- : This is "NEWS FOR GAMERS"

Not "NEWS ABOUT GAMING"

Stories that a gamer might find interesting will be posted here. Thing's from a clown throwing a dildo at the president to a review of the hardware specs of the PS3.

It's anything of interest to gamers. But does not have to be about gaming.

-EvoAnubis-3458d ago

So, what Sony BMG does is news that a gamer would find interesting? I mean hell, it's not even tech related. This is the music side of Sony. Why is this something a gamer would find interesting? Because it's one of Sony's companies?

Well, I disagree, but if gamers are now apparently interested in Sony BMG, I'll start posting news stories that have to do with that. We'll see how interested they really are.

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Brian52473459d ago

When anti-Sony fanboys run out of negative gaming press to slander them with.

ArmrdChaos3459d ago (Edited 3459d ago )

Like all the anti-Microsoft vista this and vista that stuff that has inundated this site on a regular basis...please. Yeh...them Sony fanboys are angels. You wish to complain...make sure you complain to ALL the guilty parties...because ALL fanboys are the problem.

GiantEnemyCrab3459d ago (Edited 3459d ago )

but you need to shhhhhhh, the hypocrites are at work and do not like to be disturbed.

Also notice how this article will get very few comments. Where is Wulan? or Kaz or Eagle21 or HeyHeyHey or any of the other smart asses who jump onto every 360 article game related or not?

No where to be found until the next anti-MS story. But don't fear because GiantEnemyCrab is here to seek my revenge on the $ony fishheads!

JasonPC360PS3Wii3459d ago

Maybe you should talk to the french or read the article before spouting "When anti-Sony fanboys run out of negative gaming press to slander them with." what did you read half of it or only what you wanted to read?

GiantEnemyCrab3459d ago

Way to undermine the hard work of these developers while you STEAL their software and lively hoods. While at the same time also destroying peoples lives who have downloaded a few of your songs or back in the early days when you would infect their computers with malware in attempts to ruin peoples lives.

$ony are a poison, music, games and movies. I truely hope this company is successful at sueing them for every last penny they can get and I encourage the investigators to look further at ALL of $ony's companies and make sure they are playing by the same rules they expect everyone else to follow.

Just like their fishhead followers $ony am hypocrites!

MaSSiVE DaMAGE!

TheTerminator3459d ago

You don't even care about this, you just hate the ps3 you Xbot

JasonPC360PS3Wii3459d ago

Yeah I hate the PS3 as much as you hate the Xbox you f**king hypocrite. One thing about Droids is the damn hypocrisy they spew from those turd holes on a daily basis. Damn dude atleast he admits what he is, your just a droid scum sucking parasite.

Mercutio3459d ago

The sheer fact of it being a SOny branch, has nothing to do with games.

This is why N4G is ridiculed at, at sites like NEoGAF.

It's pure fanboism that lead to this article even existing.

We should be considerate, and articulate on which articles are game stamp worthy or just plain BULLSHIT.

hell yeah, I call for a stamp on every news article saying, bullsh*[email protected] or Genuine.

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