Given the United States' intolerance for copyright infringement and the piraters that propagate it, you'd think they would be a little more keen on making sure that his men were playing by the book themselves. As it turns out, a whole mess of computers running unlicensed, illegal copies of Windows 7 belong to none other than the US Army itself.
The situation was brought to light when a soldier stationed in a US Army base in Qatar sent Torrent Freak photographic proof of the Army's apparently lax licensing policy. This certainly wouldn't be the first time the military found itself in the midst of copyright drama; just a few weeks ago, the US had to pay £30 million in a settlement for its use of pirated military logistics software. The situation in this case is, admittedly, not quite as severe, with just 18 computers at the soldier's education centre running the illegal software.
That doesn't necessarily mean this is an isolated incident, though. Even after the soldier told his direct superiors, nothing seems to have changed. [Torrent Freak]