Corporate Rhino - Pirated SW?

I have read here before that any version marked Corporate is pirated. One of the moderators on another forum I am a member of posted a screen shot of his work station. Is he using pirated software?

It would appear that he is, yes; there is no ‘Corporate’ Rhino from us…

-Pascal

Thanks Pascal. The forum I mention takes a very dim view of pirated software….I will pass it onto one of the other moderators who is a regular here as well.

perhaps closing down these US sites would be a good start: http://www.ioffer.com/search/items/Rhinoceros+5

Or have a report abuse page !

Wow… Used to be able to find this stuff on darknet bb’s and warez sites back in the day, but to see what’s basically a pirate eBay is an eye-opener… :grimacing:

Those are some creative prices!

It might be worth capturing the IP address of corporate users - and taking some of them to court !

What a scam !

I’d be far more interested in getting at the sellers rather than the buyers - but that is the hard part, because often they are not in some country where they can be touched…

However, one should also go after the host sites like ioffer, as THEY are in the US and AFAIK it is also illegal to host sales of stolen goods…

–Mitch

These sites always win and will not close down - as they hide behind the seller:

In order to substantially comply with the takedown notice provisions set forth at 17 U.S.C. Section 512© of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), please forward an email to copyright@ioffer.com with the following information:

  1. Identification of the specific material that is allegedly being infringed (for instance, copyright registration number or other documentation regarding the titles you claim to own or represent);
  1. Identification of the allegedly infringing or unauthorized material you seek to have removed or disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit iOffer to locate the material (i.e., specific item numbers or URLs of individual listings);
  1. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the rights owner, its agent, or the law;
  1. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
  1. Information reasonably sufficient to permit iOffer to contact you, such as an address and telephone number (in addition to email) in the event a counter-notification is received.

KeithR’s URL should be deleted.

Yes, that will solve everything. And whilst we are at it lets all bury our heads in the sand.

Great idea !

This is actually very good advice. I have sent out two or three DMCA takedown notices (from copied designs that were offered for sale) and received immediate results of deletion.

However, the sites I contacted were legit, so they were motivated to comply and avoid legal penalties. This ‘ioffer’ site may be mostly scammers and pirates, so they probably don’t care – but its always worth a shot. The DMCA form is pretty simple and boilerplate. I filled it out in 5 minutes.

UPDATE: I did a search for photoshop and after effects on the site in question. There is ZERO software listings. This tells me that Adobe has had success. I encourage McNeel to defend their IP vigorously as well.

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I also did a bit of a search for Adobe and Autodesk, and there are several that come up telling me that the two companies may not have had much luck. (A search for CS6 has a few results)
Even AutoCAD “with a 3 year license”, Rhino “Corporate Edition”, etc

Barry.

hey all, that is a cracked copy, and embarrassing as it sounds it has caught me with my pants down. Some time back I was sold a copy of of a VERY expensive jewellery design program (of which I own two copies) that uses rhino as a base, and i let that programs Australian representative know about it. As it turned out the program did not work… (i install onto a spare laptop i travel with)

Scrrenshot above taken from said laptop whilst sitting on a train whipping up a grasshopper script just for fun.

it appears to have overwritten my copy licence and even after removing it that persists… registry wipe required.

By now if anyone was interested that will have checked and seen i own various licences.

my discourse with this representative travels over many years, and yer our forum has a very distinct distaste for cracked software, and we have shut down any user we think is using it.

My own apologies for not picking up on this…

peace out!

(if anyone here wishes to discuss this any further msg me please)

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I have never downloaded or purchased pirated software but know a few that have suffered the consequences of blurred code, viruses, malware and the like that often is embedded in those miserable come ons. Keep clear and besides I am quite happy to support the employees of a company I admire for its product, especially when I’m able to create with their product something I can sell.