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danielkaiser
09-21-2010, 01:45 AM
This is a legal torrent, kind of a nice experiment, lets see if it works out for them.

http://diebeauty.blogspot.com/

I've liked most of what I've seen from those sauna dwellers.

Here's some info about it on Techdirt.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100917/17191211064/movie-debuts-in-theater-and-on-the-pirate-bay-on-purpose.shtml

Cageman
09-21-2010, 05:39 AM
This is a legal torrent, kind of a nice experiment, lets see if it works out for them.

http://diebeauty.blogspot.com/

I've liked most of what I've seen from those sauna dwellers.

Here's some info about it on Techdirt.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100917/17191211064/movie-debuts-in-theater-and-on-the-pirate-bay-on-purpose.shtml

"Sauna dwellers"?

Last time I checked it was Finland that more or less invented the Sauna. While we do have those in Sweden as well, it is mostly used by the finish people living here.

:D

danielkaiser
09-21-2010, 03:59 PM
"Sauna dwellers"?

Last time I checked it was Finland that more or less invented the Sauna. While we do have those in Sweden as well, it is mostly used by the finish people living here.

:D

Well I sit corrected! Sorry we Americans tend to group that part of the world into one demographic. So please excuse my ignorance.

OnlineRender
09-21-2010, 04:11 PM
I've seen alot of LEGAL torrents lately , although that's kinda a double negiative , but I did see on developer saying . . "cant find post " , please by all means share this torrent , but do not degrade my work with your crappy crack . .


Utorrent SDK has been released as well . .

OnlineRender
09-21-2010, 04:15 PM
The Pirate Bay is used to receiving threats from lawyers and copyright owners, but TPB recently received a very strange legal threat: a notice of ridiculous activity.


A few months ago Dmitry Chestnykh, the founder of Coding Robots and copyright holder of Mémoires, discovered that his program – like many others – was being shared via The Pirate Bay. Out of curiosity he decided to download the torrent to find out how it was cracked, and he didn’t like what he saw.

In a passionate “Notice of Ridiculous Activity” (reproduced in part below, errors intact) the company’s founder decided to notify The Pirate Bay crew about his findings, shocked as he was at the crappy work of the person who cracked his application.

“Not only it requires installing APE plugin, and generating keyfiles using some scary tool, it contains a f**king *WINDOWS* program to verify the validity of this release. The ‘How-to’ section in the description is just incomprehensible, and won’t be understood by anyone other than the writer of the description,” Chestnykh writes.

“Clearly, the ‘cracker’ Minamoto did a lazy job and don’t know how to crack software. It’s a f**king SINGLE BOOLEAN SWITCH that validates the license, it doesn’t require any Application Enhancer tricks or whatever.”

“I demand that you don’t remove this torrent, so that people can laugh at Minimoto and CORE skills. However, I also demand the better crack be made, so that it doesn’t cripple the use experience of my beautiful program,” Chestnykh added, putting pressure on the Pirate Bay crew.

For the Pirate Bay crew it must have been refreshing to receive a request to keep a torrent, especially when it’s written in a mildly entertaining form reminiscent of the replies sent by the site to copyright holders in the past.

Ironically, however, the torrent has been removed from The Pirate Bay for reasons unknown.

Below is the notice in full, as found on Reddit.


Notice of Ridiculous Activity

http://torrentfreak.com/images/norice-mem.jpg

Sorry didnt mean to HIJACK the thread . . or post the content , but I also didn't want to post a direct link . .

Cageman
09-21-2010, 04:27 PM
LOL

That has to be one of the most refreshing attitudes from a software developer who just had his software cracked.

But ironicly and not so common; a crack is actually worse than the licensing. How odd, because last time I checked, many apps especially related to 3DC absolutely punish the legal user.

Oh well... :)