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    I'm sorry if I'm being a thorn in your side, but a few months back i reported <site reported> to you guys because they are using a manufactured pirated version of vbulletin entitled "hololith" .

    Well, i'm just curious if there is an extra level of difficulty which comes with shutting these types of forums down.

    All the best, keep up the good work with vbulletin.


    love,
    mikey

  • #2
    Kepe reporting them. We've had a change in piracy agencies becsause the last ones were no longer doing an adequate job.

    Also I hope you realize that we are not all-powerful and cannot shut down sites all by ourselves. It does require the cooperation of the web hosting companies, some of which are more cooperative tham others.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      well, after speaking with a few people who know about the guy who co-runs the site, it seems the other co-owner is good friends with the hosting company.

      In addition to that, the hosting company owns the network / ip block it's hosted on.

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      • #4
        There is also the Datacenter, regardless, mosts hosts wont risk their server(s) over somthing like a signle instaltion of vBulletin.

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        • #5
          they own the ip block / network / datacenter.

          i've sent emails to the host over information they post where they slander me, and they haven't done a thing yet.

          I have also contacted them regarding other issues like possibly underage model, as well as webmasters / models not being paid.

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          • #6
            Because they own a datacenter doesn't mean they can get away with it.

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            • #7
              i checked google. yeah its true. but i tried going to hololith.com but no luck. I wanna send them mean e-mails! jk.
              I wanna see there company - and laugh about it. then report it to vb

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              • #8
                There is no company like this, its people who pirate use a rename Tool
                @[email protected]

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                • #9
                  If you search hololith on google you will see that the top 20 results are now either 404 or using actual vBulletin forums.
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                  • #10
                    ah, you stopped em? cool. but there is one more site..
                    [link removed]

                    also: was hololith a free vb? or were they making money off your program?
                    Floris
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                    Last edited by Floris; Tue 8 Jun '04, 5:07pm.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you for helping to fight piracy, but please report URLs here: http://www.vBulletin.com/piracy.php

                      and
                      also: was hololith a free vb? or were they making money off your program?
                      No, they steal the software, remove the license details and replace the copyright with their own name and distribute it illegally to users who don't want to pay for commercial software.

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                      • #12
                        The person who nulls the vb versions using that tag name runs [link removed]

                        Example: [link removed]

                        and

                        [link removed]


                        He shouldn't even have a license to run nekio and other sites
                        Floris
                        Senior Member
                        Last edited by Floris; Wed 9 Jun '04, 1:50am.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mr. HillBilly
                          The person who nulls the vb versions using that tag name runs [link removed]

                          Example: [link removed]

                          and

                          [link removed]


                          He shouldn't even have a license to run nekio and other sites
                          Thank you for helping to fight piracy, but please report URLs here: http://www.vBulletin.com/piracy.php

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                          • #14
                            We are fully aware of the Hololith issue. As Floris said, please report suspected pirate sites here:

                            http://www.vbulletin.com/piracy.php

                            I see no need to give these people any more free advertising so I'm going to close this now.
                            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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