Moral dillema

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    Well, it seems like it would be against the DMCA.
    this is a pretty good point actually; however, that presumes that there is some kind of encryption/copyright protection that you must bypass.
    there used to be something here, but not anymore

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    Lurker, although it would make since logically, the DMCA doesn't follow logic. Even if you own a cd of encrypted music/video/whatever, you can not copy the data (which resulted in the bankruptcy of 321 Studios).

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    free service wont last more than 2-3 days if your lucky any more, so its not worth it. Fines for that are up to about 550.00 american.

    Its not like a few years back, when i used to do this for myself and friends. That could go for months and they'd shrug it off, but with advancing technologies and such they arent taking it. You can find a world of information on why this would be a bad decision on the network.

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    Also just because it is my phone and just like all these computer games are mine,....does not mean I have the right to view the source code, alter it, hack it, or change it to suit my needs. Clearly a violation of ethical programming practices IMO.

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    just because it is my phone and just like all these computer games are mine,....does not mean I have the right to view the source code, alter it, hack it, or change it to suit my needs. Clearly a violation of ethical programming practices
    ... unless the license under which the software is released permits such actions.

    Though I think that just viewing source code probably isnt unethical, even if the license prohibits it, looking it from the perspective that the reason for trying to prohibit viewing of source code is in an attempt to deter people from altering source code.
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    Here is the thing: even if everyone else thinks its ok, if you feel its wrong then don't do it.

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    Howdy,
    Good Job Dude, More people should take the moral high road.

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    Regardless of whether it was legal or not, good job on doing what you thought was right, rather than what you thought would be convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itld
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    Good Job Dude, More people should take the moral high road.

    M.R.

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    I too admire the trouble you're going to to do the right thing, but having read that entire post, is it not just easier to buy a new phone? But to answer your question: personally, I don't think there's anything ethically wrong with what you're doing, but as laserlight pointed out, the license agreements may prevent you, thus making it unethical. But I think if they sue you, this thread should be used as evidence - it definately shows your inentions.

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    yea there prolly is code altering in the contract, but they wont know if you view the code, copy it, paste it in the computer and find out what does what.

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    Radar Detector....enough said. Though lightsaber would be better. (yes I a mserious about that)
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    That's why the subject is MORAL dilemma. They'll probably never find out even if he DOES alter the code. Radar detectors are fun though...

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    But character, to me, is not about what you do when others are around...its what you do when no one is looking. Perhaps I'm wrong.


    So even if they didn't find out....I just didn't think I could feel good about myself hacking into a stupid cell phone simply to get a code out....that I put in there....and simply forgot like a moron.

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    Howdy,
    Having moral issues -KEN-???

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    No, I know you were joking. My point still stands.

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