From reading this thread, I find that you people have been confused by what has gone on.
Firstly, let me say that I am not a lawyer but an accountant who has a very limited knowledge of the intellectual property act in sg.
There are 2 parts to this legal matter.
The first part is that you are breaking the law if you illegally copy someone's work. For this you can be prosecuted by the Attorney General, if he so wishes to do so. The penalty (monetary one but can also include a jail term) is up to $20,000 for each offence.
Apart from the penalties that the Court can impose on the offender, there is also the question of damages that the offended party (i.e. the victim) can claim from him. Obviously if the offender has been dealt with by the Courts, he will find it very difficult to say that he was innocent. Hence the victim (e.g. Odex) can and probably sue him for damages and legal costs. The victim can offer the offender to settle the impending suit for a sum of money. More often than not, it is wise for the offender to accept the amount being offered (after negotiations???) as he then does not need to pay Odex's legal costs as well as his own.
So, all in all, it does not pay to poach someone's intellectual property.