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Fw: when did piracy/theft become expression of freedom
From: "Jerry dePriest" <jerryde () mc net>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 04:12:47 -0600

software "piracy" has been around for ever. I remember copying punch cards. It took forever and if you made one mistake 
hours of work was down the tubes. I had an apple II that we used "Disk Pirate" 1-11 to copy games, peach tree 
accounting software, etc. In the time it took to load the 5 1/4" floppy you could make a copy. From that you could make 
as many copies as you deemed fit. I must of made $100 from Dig Dug alone.

Then came cad or ? with a software "lock" it was a piece of hardware that connected to a serial port on your computer. 
Without the lock the software was dead. You were free to use the software on any computer but you had to have the lock. 
More computers simply buy more locks. It has been so long I forget the details but it was effective. If you tried to 
reverse engineer the "lock" you rendered it dead. No one wanted to buy the locks so it went with the dodo...

In this day and age piracy is simply a game that is quite profitable. We used to copy and share over bbs' or even mail 
each other copies. Shareware was the cats ass. Now I have to buy a new OS every frickin year. New version of Office, 
Photoshop, etc. Frick that! I love Win 98SE, it still serves my purpose. I love win 2k pro, it serves my purpose. 
Vista, Win 7, MAc OSes... Crap, pure crap. Photoshop 5 does all I need. Office 97 works great and has a nifty flight 
sim in it. Win 7 is still frickin Dos... I still have my copies of Dos versions 3- 6.2 and it serves its purpose. 

Do I use dvd decrypter? Yes. Dvd shrink? Hell yes. Do I sell the copies or profit from it? Whenever I can. Boldly doing 
it over the internet is just stupid and anyone who does it deserves the full penalty.

bma




----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jerry dePriest 
To: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk 
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 2:24 AM
Subject: [Full-disclosure] when did piracy/theft become expression of freedom


im going to the 'benz dealer in the morning to express my 1st amendment right...

The Somalians are learning the hard way that it just isnt so...

bma


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