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Thread: Microsoft uses illegal, pirated software

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    A startling news item came up on a spanish computing site I visit oftenly. It informs the reader that the .wav files used for the Microsoft Windows Media Player Tours have been engineered (created/edited) using a illegal copy of Sony's Sound Forge audio app.

    Apparently, the "handle" Deepz0ne (a known cracker) appears as a signature at the end of the .wav files. I've checked and CONFIRMED that this is true (screenshot I took a couple of hours ago):

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    http://united-students.com/wavhex.jpg

    To test this yourself, go to C:\WINDOWS\Help\Tours\WindowsMediaPlayer\Audio\Wav, and open any .wav file (like wmpaud5.wav) in a hex editor, and search for Deepz0ne at the end of the file.

    Now, what does this mean??
    Did Microsoft engineer their own sound files with illegally acquired software? Or did they hire a third-party sound technician or business that used this software?? I think that we will never know...

    The irony here is incredible!

    Credits to E-Consol for this post
    Last edited by TheKiler; 11-16-2004 at 12:07 AM.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    I love it , can you spell law suite !

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    that's great! hope microsoft gets sued.


    your screenshot doesn't work btw.
    Last edited by tesco; 11-15-2004 at 01:16 PM.

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    Well, some coder at M$ has something to explain...



    How that got in there?

    Spoiler: Show

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    Just goes to show you those involved are everywhere I guess...

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    lee551's Avatar no soup for you! BT Rep: +5
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    microsoft doesnt wanna pay for anything either.

    p.s. fix the screenshot.

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    Image fixed. On a side note, microsoft did not do it, a contractor did it. Might be that or they downloaded the warez version, created the sound file, then bought the liscense.
    Last edited by TheKiler; 11-16-2004 at 12:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMartin

    Done

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMartin

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