Piracy!

Imz
By Imz

I'd been going through some classified ads in Qatar Living forum, and I'm shocked to see that some ppl put up things like vista ultimate for Qr 300, and they'r like why buy vista for 1200 when you can get it on your computer for 300. I'm sure this must be the pirated version of it. similarly PSP games for Qr 200. I mean most ppl here know where to get these pirated softwares, but then ppl who have money will be like i'll pay 300 and get these games/software who will take the pain of downloading and all, this way it will definitely promote piracy. All this is easy money for the person selling it, but you never know he/she might fall in deep trouble if this is the scenario. But I strongly oppose such posts, you never know you might even get sued. Dunno but we here shouldn't promote such posts.

By amnesia• 15 years 5 months ago.
amnesia

sorry perhaps I misunderstood.

You were saying that people were selling pirated burned UMD's to Memory sticks.

I think you meant people were selling isos.

I dont know about you though, but copying 1gb to my memory stick takes well over 10 minutes.

Each Iso is generally 500mb to 2gb depending on the game. So it's time consuming to copy back and forth.

But I know what you are saying.

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By Imz• 15 years 5 months ago.
Imz

it is expensive but it is a one time investment pay 300 get a 1gb card and now use it to play 1000 games and every game needs to be uploaded just as a UMD disc so it takes barely 2 mins to copy the game on the memory card and there you are ready to play 1000 games at a cost of one UMD disc. Isn't it?

By Imz• 15 years 5 months ago.
Imz

it is expensive but it is a one time investment pay 300 get a 1gb card and now use it to play 1000 games and every game needs to be uploaded just as a UMD disc so it takes barely 2 mins to copy the game on the PSP and there you are ready to play 1000 games at a cost of one UMD disc. Isn't it?

By amnesia• 15 years 5 months ago.
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amnesia

but memory cards are expensive.

Surely copying one game to a 1gb memory stick duo would be just as expensive right?

And they'd have to have the special PSP firmware too.

Piracy laws will become more stricter as time passes, you can be sure of that.

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By Imz• 15 years 5 months ago.
Imz

Its not about selling PSP UMD discs, Its absolutely fine to sell a UMD disc if you've bought it or if gifted. I'm not sure if your aware that you can crack a PSP and upload pirated games on your memory card and then play them as a normal UMD Disc, and thats what I meant.

Really there are ppl actually doing it for 300 Ultimate Vista cracked without any problems. You get it for QR1200 at Virgin stores. Imagine! For Vista copy i wouldn't mind buying it for 66 dollars or 25 dollars, but then its China. you are right that the prices are high to afford.

Again, what I meant here is just please dont advertise pirated stuff. If some 1 can crack good for him and for those who use it, but dont make money over it, thats what I mean to say.

By amnesia• 15 years 5 months ago.
amnesia

Uh...

I understand how vista can't be 300QR (unless it's bought in China)

YES a LEGAL copy of Vista costs 66 dollars or 25 dollars OEM. (That was microsofts ONLY choice to combat piracy)

As for the 200QR psp games.. you are aware that they cost 150QR around the world right? (well not in all countries). That person can easily, either 1) buy in bulk or 2) buy them second hand and reself them)

As far as I'm aware as well, PSP UMDs are not copyable and there is no released burnder that makes them.

I do NOT condone piracy. But in some cases I can understand why people DO buy them. 1) companies set prices to high 2) businesses set prices above the RRP.

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By Imz• 15 years 5 months ago.
Imz

But I'm sure 90% ppl use pirated copies, but u just advertise it on forums like an idiot

By anonymous• 15 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

Any body with a pirated VISTA copy can be arrested red handed in their house with their laptop or Desktop no matter where you are in the world.

The moment you install Vista on the PC the software scrambles your motherboard & chip id which is unique to each.

The moment you connect to the net this info is transfered to the Microsoft site periodically (thereby revealing where all you have connected from).

All they got to do to arrest you is to call the local Police station with the stollen id no. & send their officer along to identify the ID.

Windows will start enforcing it when their GPS/RFID enabled Laptop comes out sometime in the future.

Then you cannot escape even if you are in the Mountains of Afghanisthan or under the Sea.

Thats another reason I tell guys why buy pirated stuff when you can get Linux?

By anonymous• 15 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Lots of people do that, i mean yes i have bought pirated ps2, xbox, 360 pirated discs. But i know that it is wrong.

Mind you all people do that, rich or poor, but i would certainly not charge people for downloads of the internet MICO!!! these games can be obtained easily and for free and to say the truth your classified should be regarded as spam, and should be banned of Qatar Living.

Trying to get money of free downloads is very cheap, and charging 60-70 QR per one is cheaper.

QL users please disregard MICO's ad and dont even try to call him.

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