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Piracy enforcement: the ultimate challenge
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Interon
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:37 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:27 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

well,here in Croatia 98% of software sellings are pirate!
What of the other 2%?
Just cry! Crying Crying Crying
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:38 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ro@m wrote:
well,here in Croatia 98% of software sellings are pirate!
What of the other 2%?
Just cry! Crying Crying Crying


Most large corperations dont want to waste their time trying to sell software nobody in those countries can afford. Its better to not try to market your items then to sell them for 1% of the list price in larger markets.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:23 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

na010894 wrote:
Excellent point, Unknown_K.

Trouble is, if stores are breaking the law, then where do you shop if you want to obey the law?

Or just not bother to buy software at all.


I dont think people in poor countries realy care about "breaking the law" buying illegal copies of software (they could not afford) for $1 each (same with movies). Its more of an ethical problem for people in countries that can afford to buy some software.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:37 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's strange how they can afford the computer but not the software.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

na010894 wrote:
It's strange how they can afford the computer but not the software.


The same way alot of people here in the US get them, from friends, thrift shops, religious organisations, dumpster diving, etc. Of course your not going to get anything recent this way, but any computer is better then none at all.

In places like china I bet you can buy a brand new machine for under $200 (older architecture and processor). People probably save up for years in the poorer parts of china to buy a machine like this for their kids so they can learn and go to college. The fact that pirated software is $1 there (anything you want) makes buying the machine worthwhile.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 2:23 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Copyright law is so bloody hard to discern! :Angry: It's bad when you have no clue whether you're infringing or not. That's probably why there's no cops running around after pirates.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:45 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Piracy is not enforced by the local police, it is actually enforced by special crack teams with experienced detectives who specialise in nothing but credit card fraud, computer hacking and application cracking. Downloading a full version game and installing it is known as piracy, unless it is a shareware, freeware or trial version (legal). If you do download a full version game, you running a gauntlet...and you will one day get caught as you are vulnerable because of these reasons.

IP Address
Computer Address
(they look the same but they are not the same)

And it's no use deleting the cookies or temp internet files cause these teams can get them back even after formats, and don't bother using IP Hiders as your computer address is still vulnerable, and they can trace that as well!!
Basically these special crack teams are hackers who get caught and then get hired for their crimes.

CD Piracy is tad different as it involves someone dobbing you in...normally a visitor at your house or a suspicious shop assistant when you buy hundreds and thousands of Blank CD-Rs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:35 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody cares about the small time pirate who grabs a few games from a small time ftp server or newsgroup. The main targets are huge P2P trading networks and the groups that crack the programs and distribute them. I know of people who were members of ftp sites that got busted and were never contacted by the authorities. You cant go after the end users because just about everybody who owns a computer has at least one title they pirated, copied from a friend, or used in a manner that doesnt follow their liscence agreement (more then 1 computer etc).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there's enough room in all the prisons to fit everyone who is guilty of copyright infringement. They would need to build lots of prisons.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

True, they normally go after the ones who make a business out of piracy...
and the only way to catch them is to dob them in!!
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