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Ummm he only got 51 months and for a crime that serious!

This makes me want to go out and roll in the cash from pirating
pirating and computer hacking pay well, and you only have to work a few hours in the AM if you know what you are doing

but

working for adobe as a software engineer/computer programmer and in the night as a penetration tester hacking to tell the victim their security flaw and how to fix it, not only pays BETTER, AND is legal, but is also more REWARDING

right now i'm designing a website for a university and penetration testing in the night. I'm also going to college this fall (just graduated HS) so I have NO "REAL-WORK EXPERIENCE" and i still get paid a lot. So I'm sure professionals much better than me with degrees get the dough yo
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post #22 of 31
Thread Starter 
Piracy DOES hurt software companies, roll back the clock to 1990`s
The Commodore Amiga was a FINE computer, Over 3 Million units sold, over 1 million in the UK alone!
Yet a best selling game sold 15-20 thousand copies in the UK!
Along came the megadrive and super nintendo and the software companies said enough is enough and just stopped making stuff on the amiga!
It just had NO market! no software, no computer!

Cracking groups had BBS`s ALL over the world, games and software would be cracked and distributed ALL round the world in a matter of HOURS! the various groups competed to get the software out first and have it distributed the most. The Modem traders were using 9600 - 16,800 Baud modems(Internet was in its infancy then!) and would spend hours and hours uploading and downloading! All this was done WITHOUT paying for telephone calls!
Alot of people sold the software aswell, say 20 floppy disks for £20. times that by say 50 purchasers each week adds up to alot of cash! times that again by 50 people selling the stuff adds up even more!

Piracy will NEVER Die.....

IF A PIECE OF SOFTWARE IS WORTH USING, ITS WORTH PAYING FOR!
SUPPORT GREAT SOFTWARE!
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post #23 of 31
wow!

almost 5 years!

lame
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post #24 of 31
most likely he made nothing out of his work...

they all have their reasons, but not money.
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post #25 of 31
From what I read so far, he did not steal, he simply cracked.
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post #26 of 31
crackers Ftw!
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post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by BugBash View Post
IF A PIECE OF SOFTWARE IS WORTH USING, ITS WORTH PAYING FOR!
SUPPORT GREAT SOFTWARE!
Too true, but all software that is of use to me.

And I bought all my games for the Amiga
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post #28 of 31
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Ummm he only got 51 months and for a crime that serious!

This makes me want to go out and roll in the cash from pirating
51 months in jail will feel like your in there FOREVOR.
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post #29 of 31
Torrents are just extended demos anywayz.
    
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post #30 of 31
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51 months in jail will feel like your in there FOREVOR.
4 and a quater years is not much and chances are he will not be serving the whole sentence because he has already served time in his country.
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