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Software Theft a Problem For Actual Thieves, Too 152

Posted by Soulskill
from the i'm-sure-it's-ubisoft's-fault-somehow dept.
Velcroman1 writes "Pity the criminal mastermind. After all, he's a victim too, reports Despite the sophisticated DRM baked into the ZeuS bot to protect it from theft, that's exactly what has happened. 'ZeuS is actually being pirated, so you can get all the versions for free,' said Roel Schouwenberg, senior anti-virus researcher with security software firm Kaspersky Labs. 'They introduced a hardware-based activation process similar to Windows activation, to make sure only one purchased copy of the ZeuS kit — the kit that produces malware — can run on one computer,' said Sergei Shevchenko, senior malware analyst for security software company PC Tools."
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Software Theft a Problem For Actual Thieves, Too

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  • Re:Yeah, right (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 03, 2010 @05:54AM (#33775458)

    I don't know which Hungary do you came from, because all of the companies I worked for had legal Windows. In fact, I personally have several licenses.

  • Re:Yeah, right (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 03, 2010 @06:07AM (#33775504)
    Copyright infringement has been coined Piracy for hundreds of years. Get over yoursell already.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 03, 2010 @08:50AM (#33775946)

    Stop reading this. You are stealing my intellectual property (by duplicating it at least twice, without permission, in both eyes).

    ©2010 Anonymous Coward

    Not for sale! If you can read this, you are breaking the law!

  • by cheekyjohnson (1873388) on Sunday October 03, 2010 @10:53AM (#33776420)

    "And so is your bullshit about piracy being equal to theft."

    It's not "bullshit" at all! We all know that you support the theft of profit that only exists in the future of an alternate dimension where the artist/business made more money (this is evidenced by the fact that you didn't run out and buy every available product in existence, which, if you did, the artists and businesses would have had more money).

  • Re:Yeah, right (Score:4, Informative)

    by canajin56 (660655) on Sunday October 03, 2010 @11:05AM (#33776496)
    c) In the 1600 they referred to copying books and plays without permission as piracy, and back then there still were pirates cruising the waters. In 1703 Daniel Defoe said of his book that, if he had written it for the money, he would be greatly concerned at the actions of PIRATES and PARAGRAPHMEN (they loved capslock for emphasis back then, too), but since he didn't, they were welcome to their pennies.
  • Re:Yeah, right (Score:2, Informative)

    by 91degrees (207121) on Sunday October 03, 2010 @11:20AM (#33776608) Journal
    There are no canons on ships involved.

    So? Seriously, the term piracy in the sense of unauthorised copy predates copyright! Some words have more than one meaning.
  • by cdrguru (88047) on Sunday October 03, 2010 @02:25PM (#33777756) Homepage

    Look, the whole point of piracy is to destroy the revenue model that is media today. And encourage a revenue-free model for everything else as well.

    We all know we want to live in the Star Trek world where there is no more money. This is the avenue that some folks have chosen to get there. So go out and destroy some revenue today!

No hardware designer should be allowed to produce any piece of hardware until three software guys have signed off for it. -- Andy Tanenbaum