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BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage

The Bohemia Interactive Studios Forums have a confirmation from CEO Marek Spanel of sketchy reports from yesterday that a pair of the company's employees have been arrested for espionage. This is reported in Greek on NEWS247, and a machine translation shows us this says a pair of Czechs were arrested in Myrina, Greece with a camcorder and photographs of camps and military facilities. They have explained they were doing research for Arma 3, but there's no further word yet on how this is playing out. Spanel's post confirms the report is true, but asks that it not be discusses in the forums "at least until we know more specific details about the case."

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13. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 13:18 Jago
 
Stupid Greek cunts, no wonder your country is in the shit.  
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12. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 12:46 Ludomancer
 
dj LiTh wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 12:15:
Either they really are spies, or BIS is an incompetent company with employees to match.

I believe its the latter.

I don't know where you live, but I was charged in 2005 with espionage because I took a photo of the San Francisco city hall.

In the end it's all bullshit politicians waving their dicks around to combat insecurity and sense of guilt.
 
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11. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 12:15 dj LiTh
 
Either they really are spies, or BIS is an incompetent company with employees to match.

I believe its the latter.
 
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10. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 12:12 Titus
 
Greece has been well known for acting like this towards observing military bases and equipment. In 2001 several British and Dutch airplane spotters spent 6 weeks in jail before being released on bail. Returning to trial they were convinced the espionage charges (with a maximum sentence of 20 years) wouldn't stick, but were convicted to 1-3 years in prison. This was only overturned on appeal, after heavy diplomatic lobbying.

For people specializing in military actions and behavior I think Bohemia would have known about this (it was all over the news at that time), and it was pretty naive to take their chances.
 
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9. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 11:27 space captain
 
get ready to spend some of that DayZ money  
Go forth, and kill!
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8. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 11:19 SpectralMeat
 
I saw that earlier today and thought it was just a joke!  
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7. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 11:07 Viper114
 
I knew they took some extra steps to help make ARMA 2 more realistic, but this? Damn, I think they may not have stated their intentions properly...  
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6. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 11:06 nin
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 11:01:
Wow this story is insane.

Iran still has one of the Kuma devs. Over a year now.

 
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5. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 11:04 Techie714
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 11:03:
Good thing they weren't researching bases in Syria or North Korea.

LOL, yea!
 
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4. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 11:03 PHJF
 
Good thing they weren't researching bases in Syria or North Korea.  
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3. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 11:01 ASeven
 
Wow this story is insane.  
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2. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 11:00 Techie714
 
OH Snap..WTH? LOL!

Great post Eraser! Hopefully this all works itself out & nobody is in trouble.
 
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1. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 11, 2012, 10:48 eRe4s3r
 
I can't really say much more than... LOL

"Hey what you doing tomorrow? Wanna take pictures of Greek military bases right when they have the biggest crisis in the history of the nation?"

"Sure why not, lets get going, what can possibly go wrong!"

I mean... it is even more hilarious given that you do not need to sneak around military bases in Greece... you can likely even drive around their tanks with enough "incentives"
 
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