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#1 akhil_gupta

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:48 PM

ermm..I recently installed a soft and did all crack and keygen thingy.. all went well until I suddenly got this message..

you using fake license, your IP and email have been logged and gone to anti-piracy team.. bla bal..cant recall the msg as I actually shut down my pc with not even 1 sec delay.:D

ermm.. ne idea wot can happen( cant imagine myself in jail..:D)

ermm ..ne idea bout laws or privacy acts for software personal usage? i wasnt using for commericial cause init!?

:D

#2 danrop

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 11:19 PM

Probably just a scare tactic... because either the software company that owns the software itself came up with this fake key (although i don't know law, that would seem like entrapment) or every mistyped key should generate the same response, which would be impractical. Or perhaps the key you tried worked with a previous version of the software... but that could be explained away as an innocent mistake too.

#3 robin2538

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:26 AM

Normally, home user is not a target.  It's not worth to sue unless you're using a software which is sooooooooo expensive.  A company is more likely to be the target.  Anyway, if the software is very useful and you are really benefit from it, and also you can afford it, plz support the author.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 01:34 PM

robin2538, on Jan 7 2005, 03:26 AM, said:

Normally, home user is not a target.

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true. but there are plenty exceptions which disproof the rules (rules of thumb, that is if any)
e.g. consider music, or media, sharing (keyword RIAA, in the US)

besides, u may want to take a closer look at what the ISPs are up to, for instance, in europe.
there are laws which urge ISPs to store logs, emails and and and

and govt certainly does not want to let it go, not in the US, given the big (poor) corps complaining about their losses (vastly overestimated) due to p2p

however, it is certainly for the stupidity of the damn dupers who try to make a few bucks in the streets by selling shared goodies
for the latter i don?t care but the humble kind sharer

#5 mno

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:08 PM

I am also scared o thi issue. Though I am careful and not install any pireted s/w but at times if I have to use  something for the short duration, i use it an ddelete it after using it or take a back up on CD.
If someone has sent you a link to download software which the company sells and you download, are you still responsible for the use.

#6 g9news

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:24 PM

Install a firewall and block the software. Do not directly update the software. Just my 5c

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:56 PM

Depends on what your country's laws are regarding this sort of thing.  Some countries might just give you a slap on the wrist and fine you or something - and then some other countries, like China, might hang you in the public square (not saying China does or doesn't do that).  Ask your government reps.

#8 mno

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:43 PM

When I connect from my home PC(dial up), I get different IP address. So how a vendor will go in all these headache to find out from the ISP provider to track me. I think it is possible but very very difficult. SO i believe that if you are doing it from home pc, you are slightly safe.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:15 PM

mno, on Jan 13 2005, 05:43 PM, said:

When I connect from my home PC(dial up), I get different IP address. So how a vendor will go in all these headache to find out from the ISP provider to track me. I think it is possible but very very difficult. SO i believe that if you are doing it from home pc, you are slightly safe.

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even tho u get an dyn ip (and u can check if it applies to u e.g. here:

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ur ISP logs ur details (ie. time, connections and so on)

also there are way too many vendors these days who opted for routines in their soft which, if not blocked and online, do connect, perhaps unnoticed (via TCP, UDP or other protocools)
that, for short is known as calling home, or phoneing home
in essence, there is often no need for vendors to investigate, hence no efforts their end, they get the info on a silver platter - very often
ad(o)be, for instance, became widely known for this but there are many many more
however, having firewall installed, using proxy and having ur connections monitored (e.g. blocked to certain sites) is recommended
there is much more to say with respect to personal security issues but that?s not the thread to do so, i feel

#10 mno

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:39 PM

Thanks eve
It was a nice learning. I have to be more careful if I intend o use unauthoroze s/w.

Thanks

#11 AryanKing

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 09:40 PM

I once had a similar experience and guess what happened. The next day I got a call from My ISP saying they got a call from a software company about some alleged piracy occuring at that ip address, and i imediatelyblamed it on my kid brother, whos under age and probably protected from any potential piracy charges.After that, i trashed the keygen, and  i was very careful about using keygens, haven used one since

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:19 PM

don't worry man

#13 buff3r_ov3rfl0w

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:35 PM

robin2538, on Jan 7 2005, 01:26 AM, said:

Normally, home user is not a target.  It's not worth to sue unless you're using a software which is sooooooooo expensive.  A company is more likely to be the target.  Anyway, if the software is very useful and you are really benefit from it, and also you can afford it, plz support the author.

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Yes ... untill now, but these days antipiracy camp goes after smaller & smaller fishes. Some year ago they were mostly after those organized guys that copyed and sold pirated cd's. Most of those big pirates are gone now. Today they are after cra*kers and bussinesses using pirated soft. Tomorrow they will be after individuals downloading & sharing priated things. That's for sure.

#14 Whiz_Kid

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:39 AM

buff3r_ov3rfl0w, on May 12 2005, 12:35 PM, said:

Tomorrow they will be after individuals downloading & sharing priated things. That's for sure.

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This is exactly what's happening. Yesterday, my dad received an e-mail from our internet provider saying that 'this is your first warning' for downloading and sharing a file from an 'unauthorized site,' actually a popular bittorrent site. So, we got threatened that our internet service would be taken away. Well, looks like I won't be doing too much of that anymore...

Anyway, just my few cents worth
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#15 MelCitizen

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 05:18 AM

Now the topic is really getting exciting.
What will be the future if it goes on like that?


First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left  :)
to speak out for me.  http://forum.koobe.net/public/style_emoticons/default/ermm.gif

Whiz_Kid, on May 18 2005, 03:39 AM, said:

This is exactly what's happening. Yesterday, my dad received an e-mail from our internet provider saying that 'this is your first warning' for downloading and sharing a file from an 'unauthorized site,' actually a popular bittorrent site. So, we got threatened that our internet service would be taken away. Well, looks like I won't be doing too much of that anymore...

Anyway, just my few cents worth
Whiz_Kid

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#16 charlie fox

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 04:04 AM

I don't worry about get cougth while using pirated software...just be careful and don't connect to internet when installing them http://forum.koobe.n...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 06:46 AM

Yes, having a good firewall util, such as ZoneAlarm is a good idea. With ZA you practically have full control over the incoming and outgoing traffic. Switching off any kind of auto-update or update checking feature of the installed progs is highly recommended. I have noticed, for instance, that @dobe stuffs are specifically eager to call home by any means...

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#18 nitinmukesh123

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 06:50 AM

He he he akhil
Indian police is on its way  http://forum.koobe.net/public/style_emoticons/default/devil.gif

#19 Kraken

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 03:26 PM

I'm never online whenever I'm installing some pirated/illegal software.

As for the scare, I know some 0day teams embed such stuff in their keygens just for the fun of it! :)

#20 imanz

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 11:41 PM

No Worry he he..




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