Copied software

This is a discussion on Copied software within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Hi Just wondering if u had a copyed cd of a game os etc in your home but it wasnt ...

  1. #1
    Patent Pending GSLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    134

    Copied software

    Hi

    Just wondering if u had a copyed cd of a game os etc in your home but it wasnt installed on your pc Is it still piracy ???

    Q
    And To All Those Opposed, WELL !!!
    >Deleted< " Looks like a serial no."

  2. #2
    the hat of redundancy hat nvoigt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Hannover, Germany
    Posts
    3,139
    Yes, it is.
    hth
    -nv

    She was so Blonde, she spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said "Concentrate."

    When in doubt, read the FAQ.
    Then ask a smart question.

  3. #3
    Used Registerer jdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    1,065
    Ooo! Now that's one for the philosophers! I could be wrong but I don't think it is illegal to have a copy of something you have purchased. As I understand it you are allowed to make a single copy of a CD you legally bought to use as a back-up if anything happens to the original. I'm not sure if that's right or not, but I think that's the arguement that a lot of warez sites use. They send you a CD with a couple of illegal copies of games/apps and the idea is that you own a copy of this software (though you don't) and they are just providing you with a back-up copy.

  4. #4
    Peace
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    1,510
    AFAIK its not illegal to have a backup. At least some of the licensing agreements i've read have stated that you are allowed to 'make a SINGLE copy of this software for backup puposes'. ... Let your buddy "store" your backup copy and you might be in trouble.
    "There's always another way"
    -lightatdawn (lightatdawn.cprogramming.com)

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    13

    no and yes

    well, that depends, if you own the actual real peice of software then like lightadown said you can have a legal backup copy, but if you don't own the software then, it's illegal. BUT, they won't bust you for 1 , 2, or three peices of pirated software, don't worry about it. k? and if someone does asks something just tell them the trueth, you honestly didn't know if that was piracy or else why would you have started this thread.
    "Knowledge Is Power, Arm Yourself" - unknown
    &
    "The reason crime doesn't pay is that when it does, it is called by a more respectable name." -Justice Tom Clark

  6. #6
    the hat of redundancy hat nvoigt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Hannover, Germany
    Posts
    3,139
    Ok, I think it's obvious that you can make a copy of the stuff you own. That is out of the question. However, any copy of something copyrighted that you don't own is illegal, no matter what you use it for or if you use it at all.
    hth
    -nv

    She was so Blonde, she spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said "Concentrate."

    When in doubt, read the FAQ.
    Then ask a smart question.

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    139
    Just wondering how many of you have your copy of winzip registered? and if not how many days have you had it on your computer?
    "The most common form of insanity is a combination of disordered passions and disordered intellect with gradations and variations almost infinite."

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    13

    thank you

    thank you! everyone hates me for making statements ike tht. thank you mr. lost minds

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    139
    man you are defensive...
    I was just saying that most people think they aren't breaking the law but then they have their over 30 day software still being used on their computer.
    "The most common form of insanity is a combination of disordered passions and disordered intellect with gradations and variations almost infinite."

  10. #10
    Registered User Aran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    1,301
    pirate, i have no grudges against you. The only person i hate here is dayknight (let me at him!).

  11. #11
    Patent Pending GSLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    134

    Thanx

    Hi

    Thats interesting

    Thanx for the replies

    Q
    And To All Those Opposed, WELL !!!
    >Deleted< " Looks like a serial no."

  12. #12
    train spotter
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    near a computer
    Posts
    3,859
    'Ignorance of the law is no excuse'
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

  13. #13
    Seņor Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    561
    As long as you aren't making money off of using the pirated software and aren't selling it-just messing around with it, you're fine. No one gives a damn. The people who give out their serial #'s are the ones who get screwed. But OS's and games are sort of a different story... Operating systems make money off of selling them. Same with games. Both of those are reasonably priced. Don't pirate those, it's just a low blow to programmers. But things like flash and photoshop, which cost hundreds of dollars, are a different story IMO. If you can't afford it and you are fust playing around with it, no one gets hurt. Damn I'm gonna get flamed for this.

  14. #14
    Has a Masters in B.S.
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    2,267
    "light the torches!!!"
    "thats right pile the wood nice and high, yeah just like that!"
    "oooo' turpentine! good idea"
    ADVISORY: This users posts are rated CP-MA, for Mature Audiences only.

  15. #15
    Seņor Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    561
    :: Puts on flame retardant suit and starts to run away ::

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Software Design/Test - Redmond, WA
    By IRVolt in forum Projects and Job Recruitment
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-11-2008, 11:26 AM
  2. reading a file into a block
    By mickey0 in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-03-2008, 06:53 AM
  3. Why C Matters
    By DavidP in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 136
    Last Post: 01-16-2008, 09:09 AM
  4. Adding trial period to software
    By BobS0327 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-03-2006, 02:13 PM
  5. Half my function is lazy...
    By Shadow in forum C Programming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-09-2001, 10:46 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21