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Judge: Code Can't Be Stolen Because It Isn't Property
« on: April 15, 2012, 09:28:28 am »
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In a case against a former Goldman Sachs programmer who knowingly violated the bank’s confidentiality policy and downloaded source code for its high-speed trading system, a three-judge panel in New York ruled that he was wrongfully charged with theft of property. Why? Because the code did not qualify as a physical object under a federal theft statute.


http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Sergey-Aleynikov-Goldman-Sachs-property-stolen-Code-EEA-NSPA,news-14785.html

sensational bit of news, but when you look at the details it's not quite all that.

If I'm reading it correctly it's just an original conviction was overturned as it was based on the wrong bit of legislation.

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