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This is bonkers: the US put a guy in prison for TWELVE MONTHS for selling copies of the Windows Restore CDs Microsoft gives away. vice.com/en_us/article/gyz8y9/

@hugh @patterfloof I wonder why they’re writing about this now. This was years ago. Was there another incident?

@Kye @hugh maybe he's just been let out of prison recently

@patterfloof @Kye yes it was a few months ago and he was released after 12 months of a 15 month sentence.

@hugh

well if he sold something that was given for free, that's kind of a scam

@kazuma Did you even read it? He was charged with copyright infringement. You can’t get them now from MS, these are for old OS versions.

@hugh

yes, i disagree with what he was charged with but selling stuff that isn't yours, whether or not it's being currently distributed by the producer, is wrong

it's why things like archive.org exists

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