Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 03:57
glorify's Avatar
glorify glorify is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Angry Why are vb.org's mods getting ripped/redistributed?

Just stumbled across a site that is ripping Mods, word for word and attachment for attachment.

*link removed*

Total BS. The best part, at the rippoff site:
This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
__________________
GTP

Last edited by Guest190829; 12 Nov 2008 at 04:45.
  #2  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 04:02
SEOvB's Avatar
SEOvB SEOvB is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: Jarvis
There isn't anything anyone can do about it that already isn't in place at vB.org. I believe that vBulletin.org takes every measure they can to not allow people to freely download these modifications. However all it takes is 1 person with 1 valid license, and the modification is distributed to the entire internet.

Generally sending DMCA notice won't work, they're probably hosted some where that will make no difference. Your best bet is to just keep on contributing to the community and forget about the scumbags that are doing this, as they've been doing it for a while, and won't stop for a while either.

Even modifications that aren't released here such as paid or commercial modifications appear on most these sites, so its a entire WWW problem and not just a vB.org problem.
__________________
vBulletin Services and vBulletin Hosting
  #3  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 04:06
CodingMonkey CodingMonkey is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
You've stumbled upon a piracy site.
http://www.vBulletin.com/piracy.php
  #4  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 04:07
glorify's Avatar
glorify glorify is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
First time I've seen it like this. I've seen some other sites that at least link back to the original vb.org thread. This one is just total crap tho.

--------------- Added 12 Nov 2008 at 04:11 ---------------

Originally Posted by CodingMonkey View Post
You've stumbled upon a piracy site.
http://www.vBulletin.com/piracy.php
Well, glad I checked my stats. Thanx for the link. Not sure if they will do anything since it's not actually vb that's getting pirated tho, no?
__________________
GTP

Last edited by glorify; 12 Nov 2008 at 04:11. Reason: Auto-Merged DoublePost
  #5  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 06:02
Digital Jedi's Avatar
Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Real name: Mark Daniel Martinez
Pretty much everything that is released on vb.org is released on many so-called "warez" sites.

However, the one thing these I've noticed about these sites is they're not particularly organized, nor do they have anyway of notifying these users if the product is updated, re-released or removed due to security vulnerabilities. In short, they get the product, but they don't get the support that comes with it if they had obtained it legally.
__________________
  #6  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 11:33
Hitterman's Avatar
Hitterman Hitterman is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tutorialistic.net
Real name: Anand
It can be the users from vB.org only who re-distribute the patches.
  #7  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 13:59
CodingMonkey CodingMonkey is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Originally Posted by glorify View Post
First time I've seen it like this. I've seen some other sites that at least link back to the original vb.org thread. This one is just total crap tho.

--------------- Added 12 Nov 2008 at 04:11 ---------------



Well, glad I checked my stats. Thanx for the link. Not sure if they will do anything since it's not actually vb that's getting pirated tho, no?
There is some piracy on that site if you check lower than the mod forums. My guess is that it's running a pirated version of vB.
  #8  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 16:54
iogames's Avatar
iogames iogames is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Real name: Josh Arcadia
Originally Posted by Hitterman View Post
It can be the users from vB.org only who re-distribute the patches.
Insiders with now honor...

I have seen 3.7.4 'nulled' :'(
__________________
. █│║▌│█│║▌║│█║▌│║║█║
  #9  
Old 12 Nov 2008, 21:11
lasto lasto is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
we`ve all seen vbull pirated and running - is it the end of the world ??

I used to use a pirated version to test out when someone sent me it when i was looking at which board software to use.I liked it,so in end when i wanted to go legal i paid for it,and ive paid for it ever since.

Last edited by lasto; 13 Nov 2008 at 05:28.
  #10  
Old 14 Nov 2008, 01:43
Dream's Avatar
Dream Dream is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
not even pirates use my mods ~~~~~~^^~~~~~~
  #11  
Old 14 Nov 2008, 02:23
iNRoC iNRoC is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Real name: Kyle DeMattia
I think sites like vbteam should be exploited by vBulletin since majority of them have nulled scripts. Im sure vb.com knows all the backdoors and security holes so I'm sure they can bring down a site if they wanted to..

These warez sites with mods and nulls are unacceptable and it is unfortunate that there are people abusing their licences. What is the offense for a person caught posting vb.org downloads on warez forums?
  #12  
Old 14 Nov 2008, 07:57
SEOvB's Avatar
SEOvB SEOvB is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: Jarvis
Originally Posted by iNRoC View Post
I think sites like vbteam should be exploited by vBulletin since majority of them have nulled scripts. Im sure vb.com knows all the backdoors and security holes so I'm sure they can bring down a site if they wanted to..

These warez sites with mods and nulls are unacceptable and it is unfortunate that there are people abusing their licences. What is the offense for a person caught posting vb.org downloads on warez forums?
2 wrongs don't make a right, and just because they are using a nulled vBulletin which no one even knows 100% for sure if they are other than the owner and Jelsoft, it still isn't professional, legal, or right to do it.
__________________
vBulletin Services and vBulletin Hosting
  #13  
Old 14 Nov 2008, 08:07
Hitterman's Avatar
Hitterman Hitterman is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tutorialistic.net
Real name: Anand
Pirated (Nulled) versions are not 100% safe. They can be easily hacked . Since their installation is not protected by "Customer Number" , SQL database can be dumped and can be easily hacked.

So moral of this is: Use original vBulletin to protect your site.
  #14  
Old 14 Nov 2008, 16:32
lasto lasto is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Originally Posted by Hitterman View Post
Pirated (Nulled) versions are not 100% safe. They can be easily hacked . Since their installation is not protected by "Customer Number" , SQL database can be dumped and can be easily hacked.

So moral of this is: Use original vBulletin to protect your site.
this is not true.In fact a pirated version is proberly better as it does not have any call home rountines to vb sites.Also it doesnot mean u are more at risk of being hacked just cause u are running a pirated version - so long as they kept up to date then they as safe as any other site.
Remember a site is only pirated because they have not purchased a licensed to use the software.Most sites once they are aware of this will purchase a license rather than be shut down.
  #15  
Old 14 Nov 2008, 19:40
KW802's Avatar
KW802 KW802 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Real name: Kevin
Originally Posted by Hitterman View Post
Pirated (Nulled) versions are not 100% safe. They can be easily hacked . Since their installation is not protected by "Customer Number" , SQL database can be dumped and can be easily hacked.

So moral of this is: Use original vBulletin to protect your site.
What's bizarre is that I have been seeing an increase in the number of 'nulled' *free* add-ons like vBadvanced CMPS also showing up, often with the install script changed. Now seeing as how downloading CMPS does not require proof of license and is free, I don't understand why anybody would be dumb enough to run one of the 'nulled' versions.

I mention CMPS but it is just one example of several that I have come across like that.

Originally Posted by lasto View Post
this is not true.In fact a pirated version is proberly better as it does not have any call home rountines to vb sites.Also it doesnot mean u are more at risk of being hacked just cause u are running a pirated version - so long as they kept up to date then they as safe as any other site.
Remember a site is only pirated because they have not purchased a licensed to use the software.Most sites once they are aware of this will purchase a license rather than be shut down.
That is some mis-guided thinking there.
__________________
Sci-Fi Forum / The Walking Dead & Horror Forum / CinVin

(Sorry, but I am no longer developing for vB; please do not PM. So long, and thanks for all the fish.)
Closed Thread



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:18.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: