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Sounds like a funny idea of justice, but a Federal judge in Tulsa, Oklahoma has ruled that a neat way of making sure that people get to pay their bills is abhorrant and may not be used again: according to Newsbytes, an unidentified software company has been building into the custom accounting and management software it develops on contract a function that can be activated in the event that the customer doesn’t pay its bills; the case came to court after a trucking company fell behind on its payments and had the feature activated against it so that it suddenly found the way to critical data barred; and the name of the function? It’s Drop Dead.

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