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How legal are cracks, hacks?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by small_town_boy, May 25, 2009.

  1. small_town_boy

    small_town_boy Power Member

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    I am thinking of setting up a crack site where I would upload cracks and hacks for games. Wondered how legal is this? No actual games would be provided. Is sharing cracks, hacks legal?
     
  2. stealthisblog

    stealthisblog Regular Member

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    They're completely legal, they don't break any laws whatsoever. Even if they did, theres a .0001% chance of the government even becoming aware of you doing this, and an even smaller chance of them doing anything about it. So you're good :D
     
  3. chickuzt

    chickuzt BANNED BANNED

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    On the contrary stealthisblog, they are extremely illegal despite what some might think. Reverse engineering alone is illegal, not to mention taking a step further to make your findings public to help distribute them. Don't do it; you'd never be able to compete with big sites like crackdb. If you do it get offshore dedicated servers.
     
  4. mrblackhat

    mrblackhat Regular Member

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    maybe you could setup a site with free web hosting and sign up with fake info and a proxy and redirect to the download link such as:


    Actual link:
    Code:
    http://hostsite.com/download/filename.zip
    

    and redirect tro it from the actual site such as :

    http://actualsite.com/download=?2334
     
  5. small_town_boy

    small_town_boy Power Member

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    No, I ment like cracks to run games that otherwise couldn't be run or hacks for games so you can cheat online or something.
     
  6. luizeba

    luizeba Regular Member

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    I think it's illegal in US/EU/CA/AU...

    So get a offshore hosting and be happy
     
  7. ricaum

    ricaum Registered Member

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    Probably It's illegal. You are indirectly offending intellectual property. Research about the law of your country to confirm that.

    PS.: I think that even if you host your content on Mars, you'll still be illegal.
     
  8. small_town_boy

    small_town_boy Power Member

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    Hmm, so what if I upload cracks that do not actually work :D yet claim that they do work?
     
  9. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    Apart from that I have the feeling that this is dangerous, think about piratebay. They did not offer the actual software, just a torrent. They got sued and found guilty.