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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Code Not Physical Property, Court Rules in Goldman Sachs Espionage Case | Threat Level | Wired.com

Interesting article about software and the law. I wonder how this will relate to piracy, taking Revit families from models and even those AutoCAD details you hijacked from your previous firm.

link: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/04/code-not-physical-property/

Former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov, who downloaded source code for the investment firm's high-speed trading system from the company's computers, was wrongly charged with theft of property because the code did not qualify as a physical object under a federal theft statute, according to a court opinion published Wednesday.

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