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+ - MYOB software to be "deactivated" at end of year->

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nk497 writes "Customers are angry after being told software they paid for will be deactivated and left useless at the end of the year. In 2008, MYOB sold off its UK operations to Mamut, a rival software company. Mamut supported MYOB for two years, but is now planning to turn off activated copies of MYOB in the UK on December 31, using the software's copy-protection system, which checks in with a web server every time it's started up. "We're not talking little apps here, this software is critical to the operation of these enterprises," one user said. Customers are being given a discount on Mamut's own software."
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+ - Does not having signed an NDA give any leverage?

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An anonymous reader writes "For the past few months, I've worked with a startup developing a new technology that could be of interest to many different sectors when market ready. Despite the fact that the company is well funded, I have yet to be paid, and the issue will likely soon come to a head. Through a combination of circumstance and oversight, I also happen to be the only employee at the company who has not signed a non-disclosure agreement, despite having full access to the technology at hand. Does this give me any discernible leverage in getting the money that is owed to me?"

"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined." -- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_