Apparently, we were having this discussion before and then the forum shat the bed in spectacular fashion, disappearing over half the discussion and killing the entire thing.
This forum's stance when it comes to cracks and copyrighted material is all over the place, at times being overly draconian for no reason and at other times being way... way too lenient.
I'll further unpack this statement with links to forum threads to further underline these problems:
In post 52 of this thread, mahdi-abedi makes the observation that a lot of people in Iran choose to crack jaws. They do not provide instructions on how to crack jaws and they do not give any encouragement to others to crack jaws. Making this observation got them a warning.
Meanwhile over here on this thread devinprater links to instructions in post 12 that will allow you to download from emuparadise, who voluntarily disabled public access to their roms due to fear of action from Nintendo. DaddySpice links directly to the script in post 15... and to this day no moderator action has been taken.
I want to be perfectly clear here, this post isn't made to start something with any of the forum users I mentioned above, I just want to get the ball rolling again on the cracks/copyrighted material issue as it does not seem to be going anywhere and now users are being punished for stuff that is a borderline caution at best.
So what's to be done about it?
I myself would suggest a bit of an edit to forum rule 3 that allows for the limited discussion of piracy and cracking, while keeping the parts about distributing and encouraging piracy intact.
A couple of examples of what would be good under this edit rule are below:
Fellow audio engineers, I found myself in back street studio 3 the other day and couldn't help noticing the plethora of cracked software they were running. They had ProTools running on OSX also, but the hardware was clearly a hp Z840. Anyway, That got me looking more at the other places I do work in and they're all at it! Is the piracy issue as rampant where you are?
Everyone in my country cracks jaws, it has got to the point where it is almost a normal part of life. Get computer, get pen drive from friend, install cracked jaws. I think that fs should look into some alternative pricing structure for the users here, but they don't seem to care, thank god for NVDA!
Then to balance things out, The stuff that would not be allowed:
I busted the DRM on AHC wide open last night and just had to share it here.
Download it here
Don't forget to read the readme and give a thumbs up. Yarrrrr!
Yeah, that guy is an ass hole and I recommend not paying for any of his overpriced stuff. If you must have his games, I've made an audio guide that will get you on the right path.
Listen to the guide here and save money.
This is the best time to be discussing this type of thing, as we're still in the process of hashing out the rules. Forum rule 3 as it currently stands seems to just be punishing people for all the wrong reasons, while
links to copyrighted content
all over the forum.
Still with me here? Thank you for reading this far. I'd love to hear all your opinions on this, let's put this issue to bed.
All the seats are taken in the parliament of fools.