[QUOTE=UTR;2556398]The University, or O’Reilly, has little to do with the fines. They are typically set by the court. I would bet that O’Reilly donates any money he receives to the numerous charities he supports. He would be the first to admit that he doesn’t need this guy’s $40k. Also, I was watching his show when he stated he would not go after this guy in civil court. He said he had a family to support and didn’t want to pile-on to his situation in regard to the criminal case. If O’Reilly was so evil, or hateful, he would ruin this guy financially for life by filing a civil suit…
I see this as being no different than someone entering your house and trashing and destroying your property. He destroyed property and needs to pay for the CRIME. Yes, he committed a CRIME. He won’t serve anywhere near 30 months if he behaves himself in prison. I bet he spends a year, or less, in jail. If he has any computer skills at all, he can pay back $50k in damages in 5-10 years. I bet he thinks twice before pulling this stuff again.[/QUOTE]
I can see him being charged on all accounts, but I only thing that the monetary charges are bull, there was no actual damage to the servers, they just needed to be restored, and it maybe took a few hours.
I could see if he was charged even $1,000 for charges of that, but $10,000 is pretty much being a thief itself.
Oh yeah, I can see it now, seeing those servers go down was psychologically damaging to those poor IT’s, I can’t imagine how they can possibly live on with these haunts, oh wait, they have a share of $10K, now their good.
Hell, just backing up my server takes a few minutes.
Alright, I can see that, but if he’s so concerned about him having a family, then why does this report show that his foundation is suing him for $40K? If I were him, I’d do something about it.
Other than really the University charges, he can be convicted of everything else, I think that’s fair, but the University is just money hungry, like I said, I can see $1K but ten times the amount?
I’m not feeling sorry for the guy or anything, but that just steams me, such as the cases of Copyright infringement $62,500 each song, PFFT.