Originally Posted by rulezero
cloning is not illegal... anywhere in the world...
Its just cloning an image you want to deploy on multiple machines or servers...
Walk into the datacenter across the hall from me, pop a spare drive in and clone some classified data. See what happens. Cloning a drive has more than one purpose than simply making a base image. In fact, we run SCCM here just to avoid that at all costs due to asset management and software asset management. Last time I checked copying copyrighted or classified government software/files was illegal..... If you work for a rinky dink company with a small IT side sure, do what you want and nobody will care (because making a baseline image of an OS isn't illegal). When you work at a place like here you have to mind your Ps and Qs and keep everything politically correct. I don't even bring my "questionably acquired" software from home here to run, even if all of my machines but 2 are off the network. Mainly because I have 2 Colonels behind me, FBI down the hall the other way, and nothing but DCMA around me.
To spell it out a bit further, you can't even be caught plugging your phone into an LMI asset to charge. You could lose your job. Thumb drives aren't permitted in a lot of areas and you'll get an email when you plug one in asking the purpose of it and if it's cleared for use.
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