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Russian Cyberattacks Target COVID-19 Research, Vaccine Development
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RyanSepe,
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7/19/2020 | 3:06:15 PM
Re: Downside to vaccine theft
Well, if its proven legally then the perpetrator/s can be in serious hot water. Depending on where it gets stolen from geographically it can be difficult to puruse legal action.

The thing I think that bothers me is, I understand the capitalistic view in most scenarios but don't we think a global pandemic is grave enough to share information openly and maybe not profit massively off it?

It makes sense for a Coca Cola trade secret but not a virus that is killing hundreds of thousands and keeping the rest of us on lockdown until this vaccine goes through trials.
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cdweis,
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7/17/2020 | 12:00:39 PM
Downside to vaccine theft
I understand that it is fair to keep your IP, and theft of that is wrong.  In this case, what bad thing happens to whom if the vaccine is stolen?


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