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Old 02-05-04, 03:33 AM   #13
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First Hacker Steals Half Life 2
Now Police raids Cry Tek HQ ,
whats next GATE OF HELL will open and demons abduct Carmack !!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-05-04, 09:43 PM   #14
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They say it was a disgruntled ex-intern.

http://xbox.ign.com/articles/490/490209p1.html
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Old 02-06-04, 12:12 AM   #15
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If this in any way pushed back my beloved Far Cry, I would have been seriously pissed.

But hey, at least if that happened ATI would have been able to get their drivers working correctly with it.
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Old 02-06-04, 07:30 AM   #16
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Old 02-06-04, 08:45 AM   #17
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... Apparently a former employee of the company fingered the Far Cry developer in using illegal pirated software.
Crytek CEO's Network Folder:

letters/SoftwarePiracyIsBad.doc
letters/SupportTheRIAA.doc
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appz/VisualStudioNET2003-Sharereactor.rar
appz/VSNET-Keygen-Razor1911.zip
appz/AdobePhotoshop-FullISO-Cracked-By-Fairlight.iso
appz/eDonkey2000.exe

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Old 02-06-04, 08:56 AM   #18
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Due to an alleged claim of a disgruntled ex-intern, Crytek´s office complex was investigated for using more copies of a software brand with the incorrect number of licenses purchased.
A pissed off kid. lmao..
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The follow up, in case this forum is your only source of news...

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Today at 9.00 am, there was a raid at Crytek's offices in Coburg, Germany. Due to an alleged claim of a disgruntled ex-intern, Crytek´s office complex was investigated for using more copies of a software brand with the incorrect number of licenses purchased. The management of Crytek is grateful for the diligence of the German Police Department concerning protected software and fully cooperated in every way. As a software developer, Crytek is always interested in properly obtaining and utilizing third party software. Development of the eagerly awaited Far Cry was only delayed for three hours while police cleared the matter with Crytek and it's management staff. Despite false allegations that have appeared in various media and forums, no inventory or personnel were affected in any way. Crytek would like to assure its fans that completion of Far Cry remains on track.
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I'm really surprised this doesn't happen more often. I'm curious as to how the unlicensed software got installed on the machines. I believe that all of the corporate installs at my office are licensend but some people have things installed on their own machines that are not.

actually, my dad worked for a company that someone put all illegal software on all of the computers and then quit and called them in for it... his plan was successful and put the company in a very large financial hole. my dad lost his job over it and forced us to move to tennessee.

i think software piracy is taken a bit too harshly... people have shown quite obviously that they are still going to do it, so why totally **** over some people's lives for it?

oh well, it probably was a setup, and someone probably did that to him or something similar... software companies are smart enough to monitor that ****, and it clearly states he was working when it happened, so it was on his work computer. i don't know, but i dont think anyone would be that stupid -- i surely wouldn't.
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