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The Ebay crackdown has begun : <br />
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MICROSOFT IS CRACKING DOWN on supposed pirates who have been flogging dodgy Microsoft software over the web using auction sites like eBay. <br />
Over 50 lawsuits are planned, 15 of which will be in the States, 10 in Germany, 10 in the Netherlands, and 5 for both France and Britain. Other cases will be filed in Argentina, Australia, Poland, Korea and Belgium. <br />
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Suited Volish attorney Matt Lundy said that the lawsuits will be a "worldwide enforcement against sellers of counterfeit software on online auction sites." <br />

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No!!!!1!! Can't buy games for $3 now.<br />
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I'm glad they started cracking down on eBay's counterfeit sellers.
 

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FINALLY...think of all the suckers out there who thought they were getting authentic copies!
 

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They should be doing this instead of enforcing all that stupid activation rules and all that DRM crap.
 

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I agree with you Goat.
 

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Originally Posted by <strong>HrnyGoat</strong>
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<div style="font-style:italic">They should be doing this instead of enforcing all that stupid activation rules and all that DRM crap.</div>

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</div>I agree. This would be a better target for Microsoft...However there you go.
 

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Go ebay! <img src="/images/smilies/redface.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>HrnyGoat</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=fb118d83aa0ea05832d812d721028acf&p=1381848#post1381848"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">They should be doing this instead of enforcing all that stupid activation rules and all that DRM crap.</div>
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now they will do both.. :S YAY m$ much like my bank, always in need of more money.. namely, mine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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At least someone is cracking down.......lord knows eBay is useless.<br />
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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.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Thumper</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=fb118d83aa0ea05832d812d721028acf&p=1382518#post1382518"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">At least someone is cracking down.......lord knows eBay is useless.<br><br><br>
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.</div>
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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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Once again, I'm neutral on this topic.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>FrankenPC</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=fb118d83aa0ea05832d812d721028acf&p=1382528#post1382528"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">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.</div>
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What do you mean? In regards to the people suckered into buying pirated software?<br><br>
I sort of agree, if you think that $10 copy of Office XP on eBay is 100% legal, well, you shouldn't think that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> 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.<br><br>
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.<br><br><br>
Buyer beware, of course, but it's nice when someone looks out for the clueless......
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Thumper</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=fb118d83aa0ea05832d812d721028acf&p=1382548#post1382548"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">What do you mean? In regards to the people suckered into buying pirated software?<br><br>
I sort of agree, if you think that $10 copy of Office XP on eBay is 100% legal, well, you shouldn't think that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> 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.<br><br>
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.<br><br><br>
Buyer beware, of course, but it's nice when someone looks out for the clueless......</div>
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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Kramy</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=fb118d83aa0ea05832d812d721028acf&p=1382944#post1382944"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Argh...no more $9.99 Microsoft games? I liked my $9.99 Russian copy of Fable. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"></div>
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Oi your not suppose to tell us lol.
 

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Hey...the disk looked legit, as was the packaging, and it came right out of the US. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> It was just a Russian installer though...so maybe the Russian mob ripped off a shipment of Fable discs and sold them on eBay!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 
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