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Filed under 'piracy'

October 16, 2009

Piracy in the App Store

Really interesting stats on jailbreaking and use of cracked iPhone apps.

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July 19, 2008

A Detailed Explanation Of How The BSA Misleads With Piracy Stats

Ah, the “ripple effect”. Inflating statistics since time immemorial. (The first comment is ace, too!)

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December 4, 2007

BBC NEWS | 'Kill switch' dropped from Vista

“Microsoft says its efforts have seen a drop in piracy of its software.” Alternatively, the fact that no-one *wants* Vista could be a factor.

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April 16, 2007

The Fishbowl: Product Activation Sucks

“Product activation sucks. It sucks because your continued use of the software you purchased is forever dependent on the continued availability of the license server. And it sucks because your license can be unilaterally revoked because someone, somewhere has decided you must be a pirate.”

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May 15, 2006

DailyTech - Pirate Windows? Buy The Retail Version at a $100 Discount

If MS detect you running a pirate copy of Windows XP, they’ll try to sell you a discounted legal copy. Smart.

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April 26, 2006

November 15, 2005

Podtropolis - The iPod Tracker

BitTorrent tracker focused on video content of a suitable resolution for video iPods.

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October 4, 2005

O'Reilly Radar > HBO Attacking BitTorrent

I’ve spotted this too. I download a lot of TV, but Safe Peer only goes bezerk stopping nastiness when I’m downloading “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, another HBO show

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.