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    Hi All,
    I am about to buy a forum which is partially warez. Personally, I don't give a **** about warez. I am looking at it as a pure business.

    I understand that vBulletin may revoke my license in case I re-distribute vBulletin copies, WHICH I WILL NOT BE DOING ANYWAY.

    My question is, is it allowed to use vbulletin script for a warez forum?

    Thank You.

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    Yes.

    You can buy the software but it's up to you to keep it legal within the country you reside and/or operate. I've no issue hosting dodgey stuff (within reason), just make sure you keep that sort of stuff for private areas.

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    • #3
      Best to let one of the staff answer that question.
      ...

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      • #4
        or just read the EULA where it states it clearly. If they enforce their EULA is questionable.

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        • #5
          you can use warez or anything. (Some very strict content are not allowed, i guess) there are many websites for example
          Mastiya

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          • #6
            Originally posted by setishock View Post
            Best to let one of the staff answer that question.
            If you want a response from staff, e-mail [email protected].

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nishant.soni View Post
              WHICH I WILL NOT BE DOING ANYWAY.
              suuuure
              because those who steal and give away warez are sooooo trust worthy
              ps.. don't bother with this. " we don't host warez" or "I'm not personally posting the links"
              if you have a site with warez on it, it's ultimately your responsibility as to what is posted on it.
              -- Web Developer for hire
              ---Online Marketing Tools and Articles

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nishant.soni View Post
                Hi All,
                I am about to buy a forum which is partially warez. I am looking at it as a pure business.
                A business built off piracy. Aren't we enterprising?

                If you mention that the site is warez-related, or make it easy to post warez links, or refuse DMCA takedown notices, or otherwise act as a safe harbor for illicit material, then I hope you have deep pockets.

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                • #9
                  Sounds like a really dumb business decision but good luck sleeping at night knowing you're deliberately contributing to assisting to distribute copyrighted material.

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                  • #10
                    I would be curious as to a staff member's answer to this too... Obviously we know this happens all the time... there was even a guy advertising a warez site in his sig at vb.org and the staff there still helped him (though someone deleted his sig)- what is the official position on warez boards? I imagine like adult boards they probably allow it if your host doesn't have a problem with it but that is only an ASSumption.

                    Originally posted by Floris View Post
                    Sounds like a really dumb business decision but good luck sleeping at night knowing you're deliberately contributing to assisting to distribute copyrighted material.
                    I would sleep at least as well as Adobe decision makers who set the price of photoshop to $700.
                    Last edited by BirdOPrey5; Fri 9 Jul '10, 2:08pm.

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                    • #11
                      The official the last time I heard Steve Machol say something, was : We do not police the content of web sites.
                      Their current EULA says you can't use it, and I believe they won't act on anything unless there's a court order going or whatever.

                      They're not the internet police, and probably don't have the resources or the anti piracy team to go and scan web sites of their customers.

                      I doubt any policy gets enforced. Doesn't mean it's ok to do it.. I think it's actually pretty sad.

                      It's like writing a bad letter in Word, .. Microsoft isn't responsible.

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