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Using Nulled Copyrighted Script

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hristo, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. hristo

    hristo Registered Member

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    Hey guys I'm planning to use nulled copyrighted script on one of my sites. What could happen if the owner of the script finds out? ... Is there a way to avoid any law prosecution.
    And is there a way to check if particular script is protected by copyright law, because many authors may put the copyright sign on their scripts, but the scripts may not be really protected. I hope you understood me.
     
  2. hristo

    hristo Registered Member

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    Come on guys, someone?
     
  3. AmRo_ElmAsRi

    AmRo_ElmAsRi Newbie

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    from about year , I've installed Vbulletin nulled to my website , but someone has report me to the Vbulletin company , after some hours I received a message from the host provider asking me to delete the VB script or to suspend my account .

    Anyway no company will know that you installed nulled script until someone report them about you .

    That's what I know :)
     
  4. drunkpunk

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    I have had a small issue with this. I wanted to test out a script before I bought it and just out of pure chance, was reported. The site i was using it on was not developed so the author simply asked me to stop using it. I did. Not sure if you will get the same response, especially if you have the script running on a fully developed site that is pulling in real income. In that case, it may be worth it to the author to hire a lawyer to try to take your money that you have earned.

    If you are using a nulled script and it adds value to your work and you begin to realize profit from it, go ahead and buy it and you won't have to worry about this. Plus, by paying for it you often get better support and encourage the author to update and want to continue creating helpful applications.
     
  5. The Scarlet Pimp

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    maybe you should use throw-away hosting, like www.fuzzymonkey.com

    crap service for $3. a month.
     
  6. MaDeuce

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    So, you are going to steal software and you want to know if you'll get caught. OK, just making sure I understand. If you have to ask, you'll probably get caught...

    The answer is that it depends. If it's a small vendor, probably no way in hell you'll get caught. On the other hand, a larger company will have a sophisticated set of tools that crawl the web, use search engines, etc. to identify stolen code. I know of one company in particular that spends a great deal of money on it. For the more sophisticated vendors, removing the copyright notice won't make any difference -- they'll find it anyway. Some of the code that they use or dynamically generate is there just for that reason.

    Of course, for every defense, there's always an exploit. That's what makes the cat and mouse game so entertaining. I know of SWIM that runs de-copyrighted code through what is more or less an obfuscator to change the fingerprint of the software. SWIM has been doing this for a long time and has not been detected by one of the more sophisticated players in the game who is known for catching people pretty quickly.
     
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    vbulletin is not a good one to pirate. they always seem to catch you...
     
  8. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    Not sure what the big deal is using Vbulletin,.. There are free ones out there that will do the job.