SlySoft Closed :-(

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  1. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Does it? See Article 19, Chapter 1 of the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China:
    http://www.wipo.int/edocs/lexdocs/laws/en/cn/cn064en.pdf

    Not a lawyer, but DVDfab looks not really legal to me in China.
     
  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Unlikely. Pickup from whom? SlySoft, Inc. does no longer exist. Just some grumpy unemployed ex staff like myself.
     
  3. Prospere

    Prospere RedFox Development Team

    Rumors are that this law does not really apply to technological measures of non-Chinese companies.
     
  4. FurryGuy

    FurryGuy Well-Known Member

    The Chinese government also has a lot harsher penalties for criminals, especially when it "embarrasses" those in charge.
     
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    :LOL:
     
  6. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    What happened to the owner?
     
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    He has nothing left to own. Not even a bank account.
     
  8. dSkuld

    dSkuld New Member

    I've got a copy installed on an old computer, how do I transfer that to a new PC? (I have the key file from when I bought lifetime support)
     
  9. Perene

    Perene Member

    For the record, in Brazil there is no law against what AnyDVD does:

    LINK

    It´s possible to read the 1998 law here: http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=125393

    And there are the amendments from the 2003 Penal Code (see article 184 here - and article here), however in both cases, only when there's direct/indirect profit, there's violation, otherwise nothing will happen. Backup of copyrighted content is allowed for the owner/private use. I don't recall any mentioning of any law or even case where someone has been sued for reverse engineering. Even Microsoft lost a case where they sued a company for making copies from the OS:

    LINK

    I don't know how other countries deal with this, so here's my suggestion. Although, as Mike Mozart would say in the "MegaUpload Dangerous Secrets affect YOU" Youtube video, you can't even have the slightest presence of your company in a country like the U.S. (or any other that caves to them), because that will make you a target. Megaupload had servers, if I am not mistaken, in one of those countries, even though they were based in Hong Kong, and that was used as an excuse to destroy them.
     
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  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Thank you, this is very interesting!
    Yes, this mistake caused trouble for DVDFab, too.
     
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  11. ozi83

    ozi83 Member

    Maybe someone could consider setting up BTsync or equivalent where people can contribute the cache files?
     
  12. The Higher Bid

    The Higher Bid Active Member

    Please contact me on my forum e-mail address with your contact details, and I would love to have a chat.

    I am GMT+2 based, so I guess we could have a chat either anytime soon, or at a later time tomorrow.
     
  13. mcmenace

    mcmenace Well-Known Member

    If that is the case, then why not sell his business's years of knowledge, working products, customer databases and all to highest bidder? They have a database of all paid subscribers, that would be quite a start, and quite valuable.....
     
  14. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    Who owns the OPD then??? Is anyone "at home?". If he has nothing left to own this sounds like a raid of sorts.
     
  15. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    Someone owns this...I doubt James does. Doesn't add up.
     
  16. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Sell the database of subscribers? How about the fact that that would be a massive and blatant violation of the users privacy? There's is no way to tell what they'd do with all the details. You're forgetting that it holds everything from name to address to payment details. Having that went over to some random company without my permission is UNACCEPTABLE to me. I value my privacy above all else.

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  17. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    If the owner of the company owns nothing now, then somebody else has control of the OPD and users, etc. Who is it? Be glad it is encrypted.
     
  18. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    This asking the wrong person. All I'm saying is theyb can't just go around and sell the user database.

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  19. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

    That depends on who owns it. If the owner really has had all assets seized, then the OPD and user databased must have been seized. Since the OPD is apparently running, then it must be hidden somewhere or the new "owner" is letting it run and logging access....or they don't care. Interesting...probably safer to access the OPD behind a VPN.
     
  20. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Okay, I may have made a confusing statement. There is no "change of ownership" or "raid", there is no need to worry that an evil person is doing evil things.
     
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