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John Brown (no body) Silver badge

How does that work?

"Facebook “sold” the rights to its software and trademarks to a subsidiary based in Ireland"

So, you have multi billion dollar company and you create an off-shore subsidiary. How does that small off-shore subsidiary come by enough cash to buy all your IP and then licence it back?

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