A bit harsh methinks.
Actually I did wonder what CNSS would do if someone were to hypothetically "borrow" it for an experiment. Say around the end of March.
It would still burn up but minus some handy components like some of the solar panels, etc.
They still work but the batteries are toast from what I can make out.
Would it be classed as piracy, theft, or something else?
(note: all data would be sent back via 11.025 GHz so technically it coud be called research)