is it a good idea to give away cracked software?

callum

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Um, thats a very open question. In what situation would you be giving the cracked software away?
 

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Hmm. I buy software. Sometimes the software developer disappears and the software stops calling home and my purchased copy stops working. I am going to go hunt for a cracked version. That we "we will release a final version to all purchasers" crap they say is usually not true.
 

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No it is not a good idea to give away cracked software because it is illegal. You might iswell create a heading on your membership site saying: "Giving away illegal software" lol
 

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Hmm. I buy software. Sometimes the software developer disappears and the software stops calling home and my purchased copy stops working. I am going to go hunt for a cracked version. That we "we will release a final version to all purchasers" crap they say is usually not true.

yeah I dont think your understanding my question
 

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No it is not a good idea to give away cracked software because it is illegal. You might iswell create a heading on your membership site saying: "Giving away illegal software" lol
Yeah I thought about that but I would tell them that I bought it for them with the cost of membership
 

Don Cashola

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btw this will be done on a small scale no more than 30 or so a month,
Can I get some grown ups with membership site experience to comment?
 

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If you can get away with it :D. For example this forum, we seem to get away with it, if people complain it gets removed. What I think would work well, is you have a private members download area then you just put it up there make sure it is a good crack though.
 

Don Cashola

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update january 5th I found out that the software i was trying to give away cracked has an reseller program give thats a package deal
 

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Are you even serious??? Cracked software is way illegal. Ever here of copyright infringement?

Here's the facts: Illegal distribution of software can subject a seller to be arrested on felony charges with fines up to US$250,000 and prison terms of up to 5 years. You are also liable for Civil penalties which can easily end up in the millions.

I hate to always be the "downer" here but people (in general) just seem to not know anything when it comes to basic laws.

For those interested here's more info on software piracy:
Code:
http://www.proforce.net/piracy.htm
 
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Don Cashola

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No it is not a good idea to give away cracked software because it is illegal. You might iswell create a heading on your membership site saying: "Giving away illegal software" lol
nah im not going to do that the software company has a reseller program and I joined so it cool .
 

Don Cashola

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Are you even serious??? Cracked software is way illegal. Ever here of copyright infringement?

Here's the facts: Illegal distribution of software can subject a seller to be arrested on felony charges with fines up to US$250,000 and prison terms of up to 5 years. You are also liable for Civil penalties which can easily end up in the millions.

I hate to always be the "downer" here but people (in general) just seem to not know anything when it comes to basic laws.

For those interested here's more info on software piracy:
Code:
http://www.proforce.net/piracy.htm

@ the_demon woooow, thanks for info but just a heads up
man I don't really care. In this game Donny don't give a fuck.
I sell drugs and pimp hoes
(cam hoes, but still hoes none the less)
 

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Since you don't care about the legality of the whole thing, and coming back to the original question... Is it a good idea? No, at least the way you're trying to implement your strategy.

Is it a good idea to give away something of (perceived) value?. Of course.
 

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I must admit . . . I am appalled! . . . Giving away illegal software? . . . What is this world coming to! . . . But seriously, the "safest" way to do it is to have your site hosted in a country where they don't enforce or have any laws relating to pirated/cracked warez. I believe Russia is one and possibly China. Without searching online, I couldn't tell you for sure.

Cheers! - "Wiz"
 

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There are a lot easier ways to make money.

I'm pretty sure every SEO membership site out there is breaking hundreds of copyright laws. If you go ahead with it, I'd try recruiting members rather than having an open door policy. Look for a piece of software everyone wants and use that to entice members, maybe even look for demand in the market and pay someone to build/write a script.
 

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Its legal if you give out mediafirelink for example? Dont forget to mention that you HAVENT uploaded it, but you just wanted to share what you found on the i-net. Shouldnt be a prob ther I think!
 

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the_demon woooow, thanks for info but just a heads up
man I don't really care. In this game Donny don't give a fuck.
I sell drugs and pimp hoes
(cam hoes, but still hoes none the less)

we really need people of your intelligence in this forum even if it was a joke hers a small tip there are over 14,000 members in this forum and if they get to see what you write do you think they would help or trust you, l think not.....so if it is your sense of humour l would suggest you rethink it as it's not the best way to do business.
 

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But seriously, the "safest" way to do it is to have your site hosted in a country where they don't enforce or have any laws relating to pirated/cracked warez. I believe Russia is one and possibly China. Without searching online, I couldn't tell you for sure.

Cheers! - "Wiz"


agreed. i would do it that way. :D
 

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Not a good idea, also you're only cheating yourself by not training yourself to use better methods to make cash. You'd be depending on the success of those hard-working programmers, and it's NEVER a good idea to become dependent, and not to mention the obvious that this is illegal -- do as thy wilt, you're also putting your innocent members at risk for your faults -- possibly legally and also to the exposure of malicious code. Too many ways to backfire and it already crosses the line.
 
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