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At least someone is cracking down.......lord knows eBay is useless.


People who sell pirated software are scum, not just because poor Microsoft needs more money, but the hassle and annoyance the people suckered into the purchase have to deal with.

I think EBAY is like BitTorrent. it's a platform...it doesn't take away the necessity to think and make smart/ethical decisions as a human being.
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post #12 of 17
Once again, I'm neutral on this topic.
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by FrankenPC View Post
I think EBAY is like BitTorrent. it's a platform...it doesn't take away the necessity to think and make smart/ethical decisions as a human being.

What do you mean? In regards to the people suckered into buying pirated software?

I sort of agree, if you think that $10 copy of Office XP on eBay is 100% legal, well, you shouldn't think that However, that does not reduce the criminality of selling it in the first place. Nor does it forgive eBay of any laziness in allowing it to take place, and failure to offer any form of protection after the fact.

Also, eBay isn't like BitTorrent in that eBay is a corporation that makes profits and charges for it's sevices...charges quite well in fact.


Buyer beware, of course, but it's nice when someone looks out for the clueless......
post #14 of 17
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What do you mean? In regards to the people suckered into buying pirated software?

I sort of agree, if you think that $10 copy of Office XP on eBay is 100% legal, well, you shouldn't think that However, that does not reduce the criminality of selling it in the first place. Nor does it forgive eBay of any laziness in allowing it to take place, and failure to offer any form of protection after the fact.

Also, eBay isn't like BitTorrent in that eBay is a corporation that makes profits and charges for it's sevices...charges quite well in fact.


Buyer beware, of course, but it's nice when someone looks out for the clueless......
Good points. What if WIKI merged with EBAY? People could vote on the validity of the product being sold?
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Argh...no more $9.99 Microsoft games? I liked my $9.99 Russian copy of Fable.
     
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post #16 of 17
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Argh...no more $9.99 Microsoft games? I liked my $9.99 Russian copy of Fable.

Oi your not suppose to tell us lol.
post #17 of 17
Hey...the disk looked legit, as was the packaging, and it came right out of the US. It was just a Russian installer though...so maybe the Russian mob ripped off a shipment of Fable discs and sold them on eBay!?
     
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