I've come accross many sites which are devoted to supplying cracks on the net. Don't software cracks harm the software comapanies? Do you sometimes use cracks when you can't, say, affored to buy a software product? How can the guys that supply cracks be getting away with it if cracks aren't legal?
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It depends on the laws of the country where the cracks are being sold. Here in Australia a court ruled that supplying and installing the chips in a Sony Playstation so that it could play copied games and DVDs from other regions was legal. The arguments for it were (if I remember correctly) that:
an individual in Australia could buy a game from Sony in Japan legally, and Sony in Japan would happily accept the money knowing that the game would not work in Australia - therefore the consumer had a right to modify the set to play the game that they had legally purchased
similar for DVDs - a consumer could have legal copies of a DVD for another region
likewise having a backup of software is legal in Australia (as long as you only use either the original or the backup - never both), so chipping the box so you can play a legal backup version is ok.
there is nothing illegal in modifying the boxes - even if piracy occurs, it has nothing to do with the person modifying the box
Microsoft threatened at one point that they were not going to release X-Boxes in Australia because of this ruling. They didnt ever say why they changed their minds. Unfortunately a higher court decided to overrule that a few weeks ago. The local watchdog (Australian Consumer's Association?) is appealing the decision. Many countries allow cracks for the purpose of making backups of software.
Originally posted by ernest fakudze: [QB]Don't software cracks harm the software comapanies? [QB]
You won�t get cracks of IBM WSAD but there is always some cracks for Borland JBuilder. It is hard to believe Borland could not protect it�s software better. I start to believe existence of JBuilder cracks make it more popular and result in more sales for the company.
The jackaroo might have been an indication he's from Oz!
Alternative Titles: Jillaroo Description
Jackaroos (male workers) and jillaroos (female workers) are station employees who undertake a range of activities on cattle and sheep stations.
Jackaroos and jillaroos may perform the following tasks: care for livestock and treat minor injuries and illness maintain station equipment and inspect, repair or replace fences, gates and yards assist with light household duties use and maintain vehicles and heavy machinery undertake farming work such as cultivation and haymaking undertake clerical and administrative tasks participate in local meetings and take part in community affairs. Jackaroos and jillaroos spend most of their time working outdoors.
In some states, they receive free board and lodging. Depending upon the number of people employed, they may live in the house of the owner or manager. Some camping out may be necessary.
able to deal confidently with people good communication skills well organised able to make accurate observations mechanical aptitude able to endure isolation and limited social contact able to undertake manual and often heavy work interested in animals and their welfare able to handle animals with confidence and patience
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