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Windows 7: Waiting for Windows 7 Official Release ...

View Poll Results: Who's looking forward to the official release ?
Yes, but waiting, so I only have to install once 24 22.43%
Yes, but I don't mind re-installing twice (got Win7 RC/RTM already) 75 70.09%
No, I keep my RC until it expires and then upgrade 6 5.61%
No, I won't be upgrading at all 2 1.87%
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04 Aug 2009   #21
ezhik

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
You lucky people with your technet/MSDN accounts! What I would do for one...or at least an image/key from one
Obtaining a key that does not belong to you, ie being given one that someone else paid for, is just as wrong as using any other method of illegal activation that you dissaprove of.

Microsoft take illegal sharing of Technet keys very seriously and if found out keys will be de-activated, or blacklisted, in just the same way as any leaked OEM SLP key. The Technet subscription will also be cancelled, so it should be just as frowned upon as other methods that we won't discuss here.

I hope your post was not a veiled request


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04 Aug 2009   #22
Antman

 

In the United States, copyright infringement is not theft.

Dowling v. United States (1985)...

interference with copyright does not easily equate with theft, conversion, or fraud. The Copyright Act even employs a separate term of art to define one who misappropriates a copyright: ... 'an infringer of the copyright.' ...
The infringer invades a statutorily defined province guaranteed to the copyright holder alone. But he does not assume physical control over the copyright; nor does he wholly deprive its owner of its use. While one may colloquially link infringement with some general notion of wrongful appropriation, infringement plainly implicates a more complex set of property interests than does run-of-the-mill theft, conversion, or fraud.

Dowling v. United States, 473 U.S. 207, pp. 217218
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04 Aug 2009   #23
Fisherking

Windows 7600 x64 Ultimate Activated & 100% Genuine
 
 

I O W just get legal!
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04 Aug 2009   #24
Antman

 

Make no mistake - intellectual property theft is harmful to someone.

The bootloader exists outside of the OS and is, therefore, not a crack. The referenced, or not referenced, boot loader is a hack. A crack entails modification of something within the OS software. It matters little as the goal remains the same - unauthorized use of copyrighted material.

Bypassing the activation process may or may not be copyright infringment. Also, there is an affirmative defense available under the Fair Use doctrine, but I can find no case law where it was applied, because I cannot find an example of prosecution by MS for a single installation of Windows.

Also, be advised those of you on tall horses - ripping a CD to MP3 (et al) is just as "illegal" as cracking/bypassing Windows 7 activation. So is possession of that MP3 without a license. How many of you have a license for every MP3 in your possession?
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04 Aug 2009   #25
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Also, be advised those of you on tall horses - ripping a CD to MP3 (et al) is just as "illegal" as cracking/bypassing Windows 7 activation. So is possession of that MP3 without a license. How many of you have a license for every MP3 in your possession?
Thank You for pointing that out Antman ... Ive been sorely tempted to post something similar, but I didnt want to stir up a kettle of fish.. + rep!
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04 Aug 2009   #26
wwoods

Vista64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Make no mistake - intellectual property theft is harmful to someone.

The bootloader exists outside of the OS and is, therefore, not a crack. The referenced, or not referenced, boot loader is a hack. A crack entails modification of something within the OS software. It matters little as the goal remains the same - unauthorized use of copyrighted material.

Bypassing the activation process may or may not be copyright infringment. Also, there is an affirmative defense available under the Fair Use doctrine, but I can find no case law where it was applied, because I cannot find an example of prosecution by MS for a single installation of Windows.

Also, be advised those of you on tall horses - ripping a CD to MP3 (et al) is just as "illegal" as cracking/bypassing Windows 7 activation. So is possession of that MP3 without a license. How many of you have a license for every MP3 in your possession?
I have a lisence for every MP3 I own, thank you, as well as every piece of software.
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04 Aug 2009   #27
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wwoods View Post
I have a lisence for every MP3 I own, thank you, as well as every piece of software.
It seems you have the tallest horse.
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04 Aug 2009   #28
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wwoods View Post
I have a lisence for every MP3 I own, thank you, as well as every piece of software.
Somebody hit a raw nerve I see...
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04 Aug 2009   #29
wwoods

Vista64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
It seems you have the tallest horse.
You asked. About 5 years ago I went through every piece of software I own, If I did not have a lisence I either bought one, if I had lost it I emailed the company/author to replace the one I lost or I stopped useing it. That includes operating systems on 4 windows systems (2 Ultimate, 1 Home Pro and 1 Home basic - not technet BTW, full retail box), a SUN box, a HPUX and 2 AIX systems.

The Solaris lisence I have is a non-commercial use lisence, same with the HPUX system, as for the AIX systems they are old systems from my work, and I have had the lisence transfered to me.

As for MP3's, every single one I have I have purchased through http:/www.amazon.com/mp3

BTW...that also includes the software/apps on my blackberry
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04 Aug 2009   #30
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Or maybe everyone else is riding short horses? I see nothing "tall" at all about being a straight forward honest person. Or is that so rare now?

I too own all my music and software, fully paid for.

It's sad that such a thing is considered almost unbelievable or special in anyway
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