About illegal Windows 7 copies

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Piop, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Piop

    Piop MDL Novice

    Dec 25, 2010
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    Hello,

    If someone installs an illegal copy of Windows 7 and tries to activate it using a crack or whatever, will he be spotted by Microsoft and if spotted what would happen? The black screen of death, legal pursuits, other? Does it depend in which country the person lives?
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Probably depends on which countr but do some reading first.

    Black background, not genuine pop window and smaller things comes first.
     
  3. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    In China they'll shoot you

    Saudi Arabia cut your hands off

    Russia you'll be sent to a labour camp

    ROW nothing will happen
     
  4. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    ROWhat? ^_^
     
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  5. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    ROW=Rest of the world.
     
  6. ancestor(v)

    ancestor(v) Admin
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    In Soviet Russia, illegal Windows copies you.

    No, honestly - it depends on the jurisdiction in your country. Personally, I've never heard of a private individual that had to face legal consequences just because he uses a (one) not-quite-legal copy of Windows at home. Imagine how many people are using Microsoft Windows all over the world - you have to find out all illegal copies and then adress to the countries where they are in use and those countries in turn have to prosecute you.

    Of course, if you're a company using hundreds of illegal windows copies things would be different. Concerning my copy of Windows, M$ homepage says genuine :p
     
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  7. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    i doubt very much an individual would be targeted, it would just be people selling copies and proffiting from it who would be looked at
    you would have to be an extremely unluck peron to be tageted just for a couple of copy's on your pc or whatever..
     
  8. spaghetti

    spaghetti MDL Novice

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    theres also false positives
    u'll get the chance to buy a real one
     
  9. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    #9 timesurfer, Dec 28, 2010
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    In California if caught using illegal windows you must make love to hot woman, drink expensive beers and of course indulge in the most finest of herbal delights

    Guilty as charged :smoking:
     
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  10. exo-dan

    exo-dan MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the laugh!
     
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  11. Legends

    Legends MDL Novice

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    in Romania u can buy illegal copies from cops
     
  12. danny3456

    danny3456 MDL Member

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    In general, unless used commercially, selling pirated copies or used in companies for commercially purposes, private uses are only subject to civil claims for damages by M$. Do you think M$ will sue you for the price of a Win 7 copy??? Commercial pirating is criminal, penalty depends on your local laws.
     
  13. avatarsiz

    avatarsiz MDL Junior Member

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    wow!......