[MISLEADING] Will Microsoft still sue Windows 10 pirates, as they did in 2013?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by windooooooooows, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. windooooooooows

    windooooooooows MDL Novice

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    Maybe this is a stupid question, but I was hoping somebody could shed some light?

    For example, what about people using the enterprise version with KMS activation?

    Reference: news.microsoft.com/2013/07/09/microsoft-settles-3265-software-piracy-cases-in-us-and-abroad/

    (Microsoft settles 3,265 software piracy cases in US and abroad)

    Thank you
     
  2. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    Yes they undoubtably will.

    Probably not on day 1 as they want to get the OS out without bad press, but they aren't a charity.
     
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  3. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    thats only for the people that try to gain money with piracy which is obviously an illegal thing.
     
  4. Sammy

    Sammy MDL Novice

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    They would mainly go after mass counterfeit production groups or web sites selling counterfeit software.
     
  5. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    You using a machine at home...They are not going to be wasting their time
     
  6. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    You apparently haven't read the article.
     
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  7. compgen_1534

    compgen_1534 MDL Addicted

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    They don't care for people using it at home. It's only for major corporations probably.
     
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  8. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    If you sell disks, or run a large business off of activators, yes, they'll sue you.

    Will they sue granny whose PC that you put a KMS tool on, or upgraded from a loadered 7 install? No, that's the MAFIAA, not MS.
     
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  9. Vladimar

    Vladimar MDL Junior Member

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    It's not a stupid question, but I disbelieve the propaganda. I disbelieve that Microsoft "settled" any cases at all. Deconstruct the word "settled". There's a lawsuit, a defendant is named, the defendant appears in court, with legal representation (a lawyer), the two sides negotiate a "settlement" and then the case is either dismissed, adjudicated, put into a "deferred adjudicated" status or whatever, with a judge, somewhere, involved.

    I'd like to see any evidence at all about any cases at all being brought to a court, and then "settled", and also be whom? We know the copyright trolls sue single mothers for the alleged actions of their teenage children, and sue wealthy parents of college students in hoity-toity universities, but has anyone in recent memory read a news story where illegal, unconstitutional, international monopoly Microsoft (with it's own LONG history if illegal conduct) taking "the average joe" to court so that they can get a judgement against him for using a cracked version of Windows Vista, and then seize his house (with 20 years of mortgage payments still owed on it) and his car (with 4 years of car payments still owed on it.

    Compare and contrast your own understanding of "reality" and what connotational images this news story is creating, and how likely those images are to be accurate. You are supposed to believe that 3,265 average Joes dodged the bullet here. Anyone you know? Anyone you've read about? Your neighbor? Friend? You? My instinct is that the answers are no, no, no, no, and no. No one anyone really knows has ever been sued, brought in to court by Microsoft, forced to get an attorney, faced certain legal jeopardy facing the best legal talent money can by and then managed to dodge the bullet thanks to the beneficent mercy of our Lord God and Savior Microsoft, and their paid stooges in whatever government happens to control you now. Isn't Microsoft merciful? Don't you feel like paying it money now?

    I disbelieve all of it. I think there were 3,265 fictionalized cases where Microsoft pretended to go through just enough legal motions so that they could do press releases, or have their PIO talk about, or "leak" a story about all those terrified average Joes about to get stepped on and mashed into gooey paste by the illegal jack boot of Microsoft. I think it's all a lie. No Joes, no lawsuits, no courts, no judges, no attorneys, and no settlements, anywhere. Not a single Joe was harmed in the production of this propaganda.
     
  10. AcuraTML

    AcuraTML Guest

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    Interesting. So from now on I can feel safe using cracked KMS activations and sleep real well after my warm milk beside the wife each and every night without fear that my software I use is counterfeit and fraud charges and perhaps other charges that get applied in these types of criminal charges are no sweat and don't worry be happy they won't go after granny and her cracked KMS windows and office thanks Vladimir I can really now sleep well plus plus your all on Windows 8 and now windows 10 even more better and safer good work. If you all know what I mean. Your all safe don't worry be happy
     
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  12. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Too expensive to sue the end-users. Plus it solves the problem going directly after the counterfeiters.
     
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  13. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Scammer dude was stealing keys and selling them online as well as selling downloads to msdn files via premium subscriptions to a file hosting site.
    I'm not exactly sorry he was arrested. IMO if you're going to exploit activation that's one thing, but stealing and then turning around and selling the stolen thing is way worse.

    When I was doing the pre-activated versions of AIO, I always had a rule to never make any money off MS.
    I still never make any money off of ms, and I never plan to.
     
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  14. Yen

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    I am sorry no. Your post appears rather useless to me....do you feel safe now or not and what has it to do with 'others'?! :rolleyes:
     
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  15. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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  16. Anoop Rajasekharan

    Anoop Rajasekharan MDL Junior Member

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    Does this applicable to windows 10 early access(you can see m$ fooled users by giving them an unfinished os just like steam early access) ?
     
  17. mimart7

    mimart7 MDL Senior Member

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    All currently supported oses are technically unfinished. Updates are pushed to improve performance,. as well as plug security holes. The only time it is "finished" is when MS stops supporting it.
     
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