Torrentfreak has announced an amusing case of being hoisted by one's own petard:
The Business Software Alliance, a trade group representing Adobe, Apple and Microsoft, has been caught using a "stolen" photo in one of their anti-piracy campaigns. The group is running various Facebook ads to convince people to snitch on pirates, but this effort has backfired terribly.
After being contacted about the use of a photo of a pot of gold by Torrentfreak, the BSA didn't respond and within an hour the advert had mysteriously disappeared.
(Score: 5, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 26 2014, @05:43PM
They do it all the time. Here's the Sony rootkit which was supposed to hinder unauthorized copying, but which itself infringed several copyrights.
g ht_infringement [wikipedia.org]