View Full Version : I'm New To This...

06-22-2003, 09:39 PM
...but can I download as much software as I like with no comebacks or are there rules that I should be aware of? i.e. don't register


06-22-2003, 09:48 PM
yea thats pprob biggest rule DONT REGISTER

but get anti-virus software first

vivitron 15
06-22-2003, 09:49 PM
everyone starts somewhere, mate...

firstly: make sure anything you download has a lot of sources (this will make it quicker, and it will also be more likely to be what you wanted, and not a swedish porn film - or use verifieds for the latter point)

second: the first thing to get is a virus scanner software...i reccomend Norton Antivirus, get a verified, and scan everything you dl, even if ur granny sends u it!

third: there is no comeback (dont get caught :P )

fourth: mostly, software have serials, which can be found either zipped up with the software; on kazaa seperately; or on the web, use google for "serial + softwarename" and youll generally get it :)

fifth: enjoy, and get as much as you can

06-22-2003, 09:52 PM
Much appreciated....

06-23-2003, 01:38 AM
All I can say is, if you download a copy of a file, and it is an illegal copy, registering it is the same as saying "Look Mr. Software Manufacturer, I stole your product, and here is my address, telephone number and my name."...

...and I leave the rest to your imagination.

06-23-2003, 01:56 AM

only joking!

06-23-2003, 01:59 AM
I guess what I'm asking is, is there a way they can, without my doing anything, see that I've nicked their expensively developed spftware?

06-23-2003, 02:03 AM
let me clarify that - I can see that is possible to download it safely as you guys are doing just that - but is there a way that you protect yourselves from detection? Or is it really as simple as not registering?

06-23-2003, 02:55 AM
I do not know about others, but I do nothing other than not register and am yet to get put in Jail. I really have not heard about anything else except for firewalls, or Peer Guardian type software, but I do not use that.

06-23-2003, 03:07 AM
Just one rule you should be aware of. In the nicest possible way.........SHARE!

06-23-2003, 03:18 AM
I register a lot of software I've "picked up".
As long as you aren't proffiting from it's use or sale, it's not worth the time or effort for most to do anything more than add an update which unregisters you.
Obviously if you choose an over used number you'll be challenged when trying to register and some numbers are deavtivated by registration.
You'd probably get harsher treatment if you get caught stealing Cable TV signal!
If you author cracks or keygens for the purpose of unauthorised use or distribution of copyrighted software( obviously ) then you might expect a knock on the door.

06-23-2003, 11:19 AM
kenny - I am!

balamm that is reassuring to hear!!!