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BIGAL

I just thought would ask this question and see what the responses are. In the end it will be up to Admin to decide.

 

Should any poster openly ask for a crack to a protected program that they be ;

 

1 Banned from Cadtutor

2 Given warning

3 A time out period

4 name and shame

 

Some of us make a living running companies where coding pays the bills.

 

We post majority of solutions for free or very cheap cost.

 

 

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rlx

Maybe option 5 : just ignore

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steven-g

I would hope that as the author of code you could notify Admin on any website, and that the post would at the very least be locked and a general warning posted as a reply that cracks are not supported. We have on occasion seen that when people ask for activition workarounds for Autodesk products.

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CADTutor

In the past, we've dealt with this by explaining our position to the person making the request. For example: "This forum does not condone the use of cracked software and any information provided for such purposes will be removed because..." etc.

 

Since the person asking may not be aware of our policy, the first step is to make them aware of it. I'm actually more concerned about any user who would provide the information requested. In that case, a ban of some sort would be in order, particularly if the information is passed subsequent to or statement of policy.

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steven-g
51 minutes ago, CADTutor said:

I'm actually more concerned about any user who would provide the information requested. In that case, a ban of some sort would be in order, particularly if the information is passed subsequent to or statement of policy.

That was my idea behind locking such post's it would stop someone answering with such hacks. But still be a visible warning to others.

By the way I don't think it is a problem here on CADTutor, as I have on occasion seen such warnings. And BIGAL's question is indeed just theoretical (to the best of my knowledge)

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SLW210

I wonder if reporting the party(ies) to the appropriate software company/individual would be worth your while.

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SLW210

When I first read the title of this thread, I thought BIGAL had fallen on hard times.

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Cad64

I always tell the person that CadTutor isn't that kind of forum and we don't provide that sort of information. If they keep asking, or if they cop an attitude and become abusive, then it becomes an issue. Or if someone attempts to provide links to shady websites, that's also an issue, but I wouldn't ban someone for simply asking the question.

 

I also thought Bigal had gone off the rails when I saw this post. :lol:

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maratovich
6 hours ago, CADTutor said:

Since the person asking may not be aware of our policy, the first step is to make them aware of it. I'm actually more concerned about any user who would provide the information requested. In that case, a ban of some sort would be in order, particularly if the information is passed subsequent to or statement of policy.

 

I absolutely agree. 👍

 

3 hours ago, SLW210 said:

I wonder if reporting the party(ies) to the appropriate software company/individual would be worth your while.

 

I think so far this is only a question - it is not necessary to report.

 

But if there is a link to hacking, it is interesting for the developer to understand where it is.

And it will be useful for the developer.:)

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f700es
6 hours ago, Cad64 said:

but I wouldn't ban someone for simply asking the question.

 

Nor would I as we do NOT work for AutoDesk and they do NOT pay me to police their software for them. I wouldn't provide any one with such a code. I would also explain that we don't do that here and then just ignore them unless they just got out of hand with their requests.

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SLW210
29 minutes ago, f700es said:

Nor would I as we do NOT work for AutoDesk and they do NOT pay me to police their software for them. I wouldn't provide any one with such a code. I would also explain that we don't do that here and then just ignore them unless they just got out of hand with their requests.

It's nice to say that you don't work for Autodesk (question not only applies to Autodesk) and not your problem, but if someone asked and got a link before it was caught, there could be liabilities, criminal and civil, just saying. I know of at least one forum that the admin and several moderators were sued and lost, it can happen. Just a CYOA situation. Lots places got caught up with the LimeWire/Napster deal.

 

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BIGAL
Posted (edited)

As an ex Autocad rep Autodesk take it very serious about pirating Autodesk products there is a dob them in reward.

 

The issue was really about inexpensive software and being asked to get it for free. 

 

I guess its a little also about some people continually asking for more and more when commercial answers are out there and advising the poster, I get no financial incentive for recommending a product, an add on and in comparing the benefits that complete packages can provide. 

 

It was just that the Crack request popped up a couple of times in recent posts.

 

I certainly can see that advising the poster about piracy or Cracks is not accepted seems the best option.

 

I appreciate every ones feedback.

 

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