Name and shame

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It seems that the forum responses have deterred potential pirates from openly requesting software. I received this message in my inbox:

Hi Colin,

Would you be so kind as to pass on the download link or share the 101 MB installer for IAR's EW 3.20a? I have the 57 MB version but would really like to take a look at some of the source files included in the larger version to help me with my coding.

Thanks much,
Jim
jimbotko@hotmail.com

Well, Jim, I've just paid £400 for my SUA with IAR, and I'm not about to compromise the support I receive by 'sharing' the installer with you.

Regards,

Colin

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Jeeze. I hope people realize that it's pretty easy to find out what IP addresses download files when you control the server. Even if they get spoofed, they are sure to be different than the rightful owner's and reveal that funny business is going on - which jeapordizes the license of the rightful owner and actually makes them guilty of a crime. The only one that gets away free is the piggybacker.

People who want to piggyback on other's lawful purchases do nothing but hurt the whole system and make software cost more for legitimate purchasers.

Piggybackers are losers.

Jim is a dweeb.

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I think you should delete his mailaddress in your post.
Now everyone can see it, so if someone want's to help him with his piracy, they can see his mailaddres and mail the pirate software to him.

I thought illegal software requests was not allowed on this board, but you just unintentially posted an illegal software request on behalf of another member. So you might end up helping him get what he wants instead of preventing it.
And his request would not be deleted by a moderator because it was not him who posted it.

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Or people can subscribe him to all sorts of mailing lists... :twisted:

But good point. That address should come out.

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AndersAnd wrote:
I think you should delete his mailaddress in your post.
Now everyone can see it, so if someone want's to help him with his piracy, they can see his mailaddres and mail the pirate software to him.

I thought illegal software requests was not allowed on this board, but you just posted an illegal software request on behalf of another member. So you might end up helping Jim get what he wants instead of preventing it.

I don't think I'll be losing any sleep over it; my intent was quite clear. And I doubt anyone wants their e-mail address published these days; I certainly don't. There'll already have been hundreds of web crawlers that will have picked up Jim's address, and will be preparing to send him gigabytes of unwanted spam. Poor thing.

(Actually, on reflection, if I were Jim I'd use a pseudonym to write exactly what AndersAnd has written, so that my e-mail address would get removed :twisted: )

Regards,

Colin