July 10, 2007 in Feedback
Not having a go here , But on numerous occasions i have reported boards using the piracy system and it has came to nothing!I reported - http://www.htid1.com/forum & http://www.mm-beats.com/forum/Both which i know are unlicensed as i worked with them untill i realised they were nulled and i quickly left.Im not having a go at anyone at ipb because i respect you guys for the great software made , but why hasn't my reports been noted!
Piracy is a very very complicated matter. It's not as easy as going and telling them "Hey, take our software down" and they just comply.This question comes up time and time again. We urge everyone to report pirated copies of our software, both usage and distribution. But beyond that, please do not expect a response, or immediate action. It takes a very long time sometimes to get it handled.
What many people don't realize too when they report suspected boards is that they might be legal.
Now i know for sure it isn't legal :P , it says nulled all over it.Also the admin was trying to get me to find a keygen for it , which i told him wasn't possible and didnt existThis was over 8 months ago i reported them
I understand that this topic has come up many times, but as a paying licence holder it's not nice to know there are people getting your software for free.I wonder if you could give me a few tips on how to spot a fake site, and I will report to the correct place, as I know quite a few software site that host IPB forums that contain all version of IPB software with fix information.This is my first post so be gentle.Normally the conversations on this site are beyond my knowledge to comment, but I'm still learning.All Have a Nice Day. :rolleyes:
I understand that this topic has come up many times, but as a paying licence holder it's not nice to know there are people getting your software for free.
I wonder if you could give me a few tips on how to spot a fake site, and I will report to the correct place, as I know quite a few software site that host IPB forums that contain all version of IPB software with fix information.
This is my first post so be gentle.
Normally the conversations on this site are beyond my knowledge to comment, but I'm still learning.
All Have a Nice Day. :rolleyes:
Hi Michael NelsonThanks for your reply that was real quick.I will report to the correct area when I have some more details.Thanks for the info about the nulled part at the bottom of the page.
No problem. Very few sites are arrogant enough to display that but I've seen it on some.
We shut down distribution places and pirated boards almost daily. Sometimes a host complies quickly other times we have to escalate the matter. It all takes time and of course we always focus on distribution before single instances of a board.
You must have some kind of moderation permissions on there, to see the blue bulk-moderation check boxes. I'm confused now.
Yeah I was a moderator there , no longer use it
Another way to tell if a board is nulled is usually, the "IP.Board" and "IPS, Inc." in the copyright won't be linked.
Look's like there both down now, is this action done by IPS?
Does it matter?
As mentioned, thwarting piracy is a time consuming and often expensive process. Although we've handled over 800 piracy reports recently, it is not always a "flick of the switch" type situation where a site can simply be shut offline. It requires cooperation from hosts and in the event the host doesn't cooperate, it requires their host's cooperation. It's not as cut and dry as you'd think, please hold back your confrontational and sarcastic comments, Stealth. :)
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