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Is this legit ? Pros please help

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by aspardeshi, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. aspardeshi

    aspardeshi Junior Member

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    I recently purchased a software, it was big size ;) Now when I paid for the paypal button, I landed in getting a torrentz link for that software !!!!!!!

    Was it legal from the seller end ? I mean receiving payment for a torrent link in a zip file ? :yield:

    Pros please help me. I am confused !!! :eek:
     
  2. sandesh_007

    sandesh_007 Regular Member

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    i do not think, it is legal.

    Also, if he this software is owned by him, he would not even need to send you a torrent link.

    So he must be selling someone's software.

    Report him...
     
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  3. aspardeshi

    aspardeshi Junior Member

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    if he has a torrentz to sell, naturally it is not his own link.
     
  4. lewi

    lewi Elite Member

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    you could argue that he was selling you the software and your too dumb or just couldn't find it....

    either way hes still doing something illegal (which is not blackhat)
     
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  5. techn9ne

    techn9ne Registered Member

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    Its not his torrent. The owner would host the download.
     
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  6. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    There are software owners that distribute his software in bittorrent. That's because bandwidth cost.

    Just no for commercial software
     
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  7. blackdan

    blackdan BANNED BANNED

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    if u paid with paypal, just open the dispute and say he use torrent to sell, u will surely get the money back and the software too.Thanks him for finding the software for u.
     
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  8. gundamwing

    gundamwing Supreme Member

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    this is cyberworld free to choose free to who want you to be
    Choose life.
    Choose a job.
    Choose a career.
    Choose a family,
    Choose a fucking big television
    Choose washing machines, cars,
    compact disc players, and electrical tin openers.
    Choose good health, low cholesterol
    and dental insurance.
    Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments.
    Choose a starter home.
    Choose your friends.
    Choose leisure wear and matching luggage.
    You have spawned to replace yourself.
    Choose your future. Choose life.
     
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  9. vanz

    vanz Newbie

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    prolly false advertising on the other guys fault. Report him if you feel you got pwnzed
     
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  10. RaoulDuke

    RaoulDuke Registered Member

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    Where was the torrent hosted? How big was the file?
    I'm not sure if it's a scam. If it's a huge file (a couple gigs), it might be cheaper for him to rent a torrent server than to upgrade his bandwidth.
    I don't know, that would probably be the only reason, if he is actually legit.
     
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  11. andre09

    andre09 Junior Member

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    If he was really selling something stolen, he could of just as easily downloaded the torrent himself, and hosted the files to be sold. So I don't see why that makes a difference, he was probably trying to save bandwidth using a private torrent, that only buyers could find.
     
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  12. lifefzr

    lifefzr BANNED BANNED

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    Share the torrent buddy!
     
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  13. aspardeshi

    aspardeshi Junior Member

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    That was a xbox game yeah, it was not really his i suppose. Thank you for your overwhelming support. I have filed a refund with paypal. ;)
     
  14. Arthas

    Arthas BANNED BANNED

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    it does sound very fishy and he probably ripped you off.. however, torrent technology is the most efficient file distribution platform on the planet. It wasn't originally created for the purpose of huge torrent sites distributing warez.. so the question is, what tracker did you get the torrent from? is the tracker operated by the seller? if its his own personal tracker then its probably a legit sale. if its a public tracker in any way hes obviously a sneaky bastard.