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Reselling Programs bought from affiliate networks

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by newhatter33, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. newhatter33

    newhatter33 Newbie

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    Hey there -

    I have a friend who was a sucker for all the 'get rich quick' affiliate network software's / plugins out there in say the last 3-6 years. He's made some $$ from some of them, but otherwise more or less flops.

    He's thinking of 'reselling' them now on his own (with the owners name on them), but here's the fine print on why he's thinking about it, because:

    A: the company who owned/made it before no longer supports their product or is unreachable
    B: the software/plugins DO NOT state anything about reselling ... like seriously, most of them are just a one page download page with no terms/privacy statements or rules or even a mention about reselling.

    Basically he's been reading all the fine print on A LOT of the programs and most of them don't talk about reselling, prevention, or anything really at all to prevent him from reselling the software.

    I was just curious if anyone else has looked into this and what they found, and if anyone has ever done it, what limitations and such did you do, etc?
     
  2. alexel

    alexel Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Reselling a product that is so called "Dead" is like commuting adultery to a corpse. Just cause it's dead doesn't mean the rules may be broken. Say your friend starts to do good, and makes some passive income, but decides to stop in a couple of years down cause sales sucked.. So he continues on his life and try's to find more products to resell or decides to get a 9-5 job like the ordinary person. The "Dead" products ex employee stumbles upon a track of his reselling days, and reports it to his ex boss to try and get some brownie points if a law suite is made. And surely the law suite is made, because the "Dead" products company still is it's own entity, and you tried to manipulate it.

    Then the passive income he was making, has to be returned in 10 folds.
    Tell your friend, there's plenty of enough alive humans to play with, let the dead rest in peace.
     
  3. Yogesh1998

    Yogesh1998 Junior Member

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    If there is no support and nothing is written about reselling then reviving that service isn't a problem.
    You can try it out but it may have some chances of getting sued by the owner of the softwares (if he finds it out)
     
  4. newhatter33

    newhatter33 Newbie

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    I know what you're saying and I agree with that aspects, but I'm talking about something that has ZERO information relating to reselling or anything like that from the 'previous' owner. I'm basically just getting info on reselling a product that has no clear writing in any way, shape, or form about being able to 'resell' it's product. So in that case, what's those general 'loophole' rules?
     
  5. newhatter33

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    Even if the case comes to light in the future for the 'owner' of the software as well. It would come to a S & D order more than straight lawsuit because he clearly didn't have anything clearly stating he can, but i dont know, this is why I'm getting these questions out of the way to see if there is really anything he can do with them all that has really no indication of reselling restrictions.
     
  6. alexel

    alexel Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Ok well now that you know their can be some law suites down the line.. This is blackhat world anyhoo.. Have your friend get some legal advice somewhere, and write up a T.O.M. stating the full ownership of the software is not his and that he is just a reseller. And if it is a dead company, I can bet anything that they're deprived of sales. So do some white hat things at first, and try to contact the company to cooperate in reselling the software for a large sum of commission. They'd be idiots not too!!

    And if they don't respond in the next week or so, then start selling and goodluck!:)
     
  7. blogzandstuff

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