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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%
Voters: 107. You may not vote on this poll

04 Aug 2009   #41
Howdr

Win 7 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
theft - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

as no property is deprived from use by it's owner it's not theft.

It's copyright infringement.

And a bootloader is not a crack.

Get your facts straight
Bootloaders are stealing, you are kidding yourself to think its not, the latest case law proves that even downloading copies of copyright material is enough to be sued over. KAZAA anyone?


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04 Aug 2009   #42
Fisherking

Windows 7600 x64 Ultimate Activated & 100% Genuine
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wwoods View Post
Thats supposed to be a compliment ?

You think?
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04 Aug 2009   #43
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Howdr View Post
Bootloaders are stealing, you are kidding yourself to think its not, the latest case law proves that even downloading copies of copyright material is enough to be sued over. KAZAA anyone?
i've said it once before, i'll say it again:

USA != Center of the world

Downloading in many countries of whatever is legal, distribution however is, illegal.

Case in point: In the netherlands you pay a tax on recording material. This tax goes to an organization which pays it out to copyright holders. Equal parts for everyone.

So in the netherlands the downloading of copyrighted material is legal for personal use.

Anthropocentric thinking is perhaps a general human fault, it doesn't justify it though.
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04 Aug 2009   #44
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Please highlight the word, or implication of, 'everyone' in my post.
do as i do Antsy:


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04 Aug 2009   #45
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post

USA != Center of the world
Mais, monsieur, je pensais que tout le monde le savait dj!
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04 Aug 2009   #46
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Mais, monsieur, je pensais que tout le monde le savait dj!
Forgive me Tews...my french is really rusty...

Mais bien sr! Tout le monde est au centre de leur monde, donc si tout le monde est aux Etats-Unis
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04 Aug 2009   #47
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Mais, monsieur, je pensais que tout le monde le savait dj!
Malheureusement non. I posted in chillout a map of the world as seen by many people from the colonies, it's illuminating.
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04 Aug 2009   #48
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Forgive me Tews...my french is really rusty...

Mais bien sr! Tout le monde est au centre de leur monde, donc si tout le monde est aux Etats-Unis
small error there but not bad

donc si tout le monde est aux Etats-Unis
translates as:

so if everybody is in the usa.

i guess you meant:

donc oui, tout le monde est aux Etats-Unis
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04 Aug 2009   #49
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I will pursue, however, "I have a lisence for every MP3 I own". This can only mean that not a single one was ripped from a CD/DVD and that each of them is DRM. I have a number of non-DRM MP3s that I purchased from Amazon.com. They were acquired in good faith, but I have no license for those.

And very few of us "own" any software. You might own the installation media.
i'm sorry to have to contradict some of your (by the way, as always excellent) elaborations on the matter of copyright.

The applicable laws on copyright are different per country.

Making copies of CD's, DVD's, in short all media containing content like movies, music, software or otherwise copyrighted material, in my country (the Netherlands) is a completely legal act, as long as you are in the possession of the original media and/or proof of purchase, and it's limited to personal use only.

Ripping a piece of music from my legally purchased disk to mp3, also falls under that same right.

In fact, in the Netherlands, consumers pay 20% copyright fee for empty media like DVD's and CD's, regardless of the fact one might not use the media to store copyrighted material, but his or hers own content.

(to circumvent this injustice I buy my media in Germany where the 20% does not apply.)(and yes, the Netherlands and Germany are both in the EU)

Note:
Downloading of copyrighted material is not an illegal act in the Netherlands.
Uploading and sharing it, is! Same as installing or using the material without proper license.

greetz
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04 Aug 2009   #50
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
i'm sorry to have to contradict some of your (by the way, as always excellent) elaborations on the matter of copyright.
Ah we Dutch rule the world!
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