I'm shock that ATI doesn't care about software piracy

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by TerryFox, May 15, 2008.

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  1. TerryFox

    TerryFox Registered Member

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    Hi ... I have to say this is my favorite software beside Windows but I am in disbelieve that Acronis True Image isn't that concern towards software piracy . I mean I had my place broken into and one of the item that was taken from me was a external hard drive which has all my softwares with the license keys . ATI version 9 and 11 is in this drive with the keys but it seem that ATI isn't that concern about whom use's their software because I have email them about this matter and I am surprise I haven't heard anything from them by now . I would of thought ATI would have some sore of department to deal with this type of issues . I guess I am wrong or am I ? Thanks
     
  2. Smokey

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    I am a bit confused, can't see the relationship between software piracy and a stolen hard driveo_O
     
  3. seekforever

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    I don't know what you expect them to do. TI doesn't require activation so if you have the license key number you can install it although updating would likely be a problem. It isn't up to Acronis to do anything about your other stolen software.

    Or am I missing something?
     
  4. TerryFox

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    What would you call it if I took your ATI license keys from you and use ATI with it ? I'm not worry about the other softwares only with ATI is my concern . The other softwares have blacklisted my keys and gave me new ones to use . Something I thought maybe ATI would do .
     
  5. TerryFox

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    BTW When you buy any software usually you will get some sore of keys which would unblock the code to use it , And when you buy a software you don't own the software but rather the use of it with the license keys at which time I would think it would make sense just to blacklist any keys which weren't honestly purchased
     
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    Again: I see no relationship between software piracy and a stolen hard drive.

    About your remark to get a new key (obvious for free) from Acronis: they have no obligation to do this. It will be a matter of courtesy, no more, no less.
     
  7. TerryFox

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    No offesne to you seekforever because you really like to help others but bud when has there been any latest updates for version 11 in the last 6 months . So whom ever has my keys has the latest version which I rather not like to see happen . Get my drift .
     
  8. TerryFox

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    bud, I think you need to go smell the coffee
     
  9. seekforever

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    Yes, they have the latest version but that isn't any real problem for you particularly if you registered the license number on the Acronis site. The crook can't use your number since the system will say it is already registered. If Acronis doesn't care then why worry, you have done the right thing by drawing it to their attention and it is up to them. If you haven't registered your copy then I'd do it right away before the crook gets the idea - not too likely though.
     
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    It's a nice idea. Even better would be if there were software on the drive that would wipe it clean and then physically disable it so that the thief couldn't even use it or anything on it.

    I'd like it even better if the drive started screaming "I'm stolen." over and over at about 150 db as soon as it left my house. Or how about, it castrated the thief as soon as he took it out of his bag. Hell, how about it just blows up and kills him.

    I'd like justice too if someone stole something of mine, and justice involves having them not profit from their thievery and also suffer to some degree for the cost and inconvenience they caused me.

    OK, perhaps castration or death is a bit over the top, but I'd be mad.
     
  11. Acronis Support

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    Hello TerryFox,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for delayed response.

    Please notice that, as pointed by other posters, the serial numbers you have registered on our website are yours. Since the criminal does not have access to your account on our website, he cannot use those serial numbers to download updates, or receive upgrades at reduced price.

    It's certainly technically possible to add internet activation to installation of Acronis True Image (i.e. everyone who tries to use serial numbers to install the program will need to connect to internet and supply the credential for the account, and possibly other security details); and also to every start of Acronis True Image and Acronis Bootable Rescue Media as well. If you want us to change the behavior of Acronis True Image in any way or add some new features to this product, please feel free to post any of your suggestions in Acronis True Image WISH-LIST thread.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
  12. seekforever

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    Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

    I could see this solution as possibly creating a new set of bugs/problems for us to work on! I won't be requesting the change.:D :D :D
     
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    I agree. It would also make installing and testing a nightmare. This is on my "I wish they never add this feature" list.
     
  14. TheWeaz

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    This is on my "If they do it, I absolutely will never buy this product again" list. :argh:
     
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    People, people, if you all don't finish the beta testing, there will never be a ver. 12!!! Now get back to work or I'll cut your pay in half!!! :blink: o_O
     
  16. TheWeaz

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    Sorry, my bad .... Wait - what is half of nothing !?
     
  17. TerryFox

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    Thank you ATI for blocking my keys and issueing me new keys . It gives me a little satisfaction that the thief can't use your software free of charge :thumb:
     
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    Benind you!
    FWIW: The theif most likely doesn't care what's on the drive, it'll probably get formatted and sold for some quick cash, or just sold as is.
     
  19. MCMCS

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    Hi

    Does anyone know of a way of using this software I have "aquired"? It came to me on a disk that "fell off the back of a lorry" and I'd like to know what it's for and how best to use.

    I could also be open to offers if someone wanted to purchase the disk, it sounds alot like yours Terry, perhaps you could buy it from me as a replacement.

    There are lots of other things on it;

    some programs for illegal file sharing

    lots of ripped music and films (some not even released yet)

    lots of pictures and films of people in love (one of the films has 14 people in love!)

    Drop me a message Terry and I'll pop it round, I think I remember where you live, it's the house without the alarm or dogs right?
    ;)
     
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