Microsoft use ILLEGAL software in XP

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  1. refraction

    refraction New Member

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    An anonymous reader writes "German PC-Welt magazine reports that Microsoft used an illegal copy of Soundforge 4.5 (Google Translation) for editing Wave files shipped with Windows Media Player. You can check that yourself by opening any file in the [Windows location] \Help\Tours\WindowsMediaPlayer\Audio\Wav\ folder in notepad or other editors of your choice and looking at the last line. There you will find a reference to SoundForge 4.5 and also a user called 'Deepz0ne' who happens to be one of the founders of an audio software cracking group called Radium."

    News Source: slashdot.org
     
  2. EcPercy

    EcPercy Well-Known Member

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    We will probably see some "critical" security update in the next couple days to address this...
     
  3. violat3

    violat3 New Member

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    here's the proof

    LISTB INFOICRD 2000-04-06 IENG Deepz0ne ISFT Sound Forge 4.5
     
  4. El Kapitano

    El Kapitano Most of the 7 dwarfs in 1

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    Is this a hacker sig embedded in the wavs they used the cracked software to edit?

    I have verified it's there on the four machines I've been near today. Quite interesting I wonder if anyone is going to kick off a legal ruccous over this.
     
  5. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    hahaha! MS, you pirates! Bring in the RIAA, bring in the FBI, bring in the secret service!--oh wait, that's only for when individuals share music and games...
     
  6. refraction

    refraction New Member

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    find it quite funny, they moan about people pirating their windows yet they used pirated software themselves to make parts of windows.

    bet they had an illegal photoshop as well to make the backgrounds :rofl:
     
  7. MythicaL

    MythicaL I like computers.

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    :rofl: Hypocrites!
     
  8. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    I'd bet my bottom dollar on that one too!! :lol: :)
     

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