Stealing Code

By Deane Barker on January 19, 2012

U.S. Charges Programmer With Stealing Code: I imagine all programmers are guilty of this to some extent.  Maybe not for his exact reasons, but I defy any long-term programmer not to have at least some code on a drive or backup device somewhere outside their employer’s control.

Federal prosecutors have charged a computer programmer with stealing software code valued at nearly $10 million from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court on Wednesday […]

The authorities said the software, owned by the Treasury Department, cost about $9.5 million to develop.



  1. Just because it cost 9.5mil doesn’t mean it’s “worth” that value. If the U.S. Gov. is anything like the Irish Gov. most of that money was spent in meetings, paying people who probably didn’t even need to be in the meeting, that’s even if that meeting was necessary.


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