I confess...

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liam18
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I confess...

Post by liam18 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:27 am

I downloaded a hacked version of Live 8 and yes...I've been stung by the anti-piracy measure that seems to have totally f***ed up my PC' soundcard.

So, I only had it coming, I accept that and humbly ask Ableton to forgive me for basically attempting to rip them off.

Now, my question. I really like Live 8, and I'd also like my soundcard to be able to record sound again without that weird warbly fade-out effect that prevents me recording sound on any/every other sound/media software on my affected PC. So....I'm ready to shell out the money, but....before I do go legit. I need to know that buying Live 8 means this warbly anti-piracy damage done to my PC will be corrected? If not....then, I have a feeling that despite my initial misdeed in downloading some cracked software, that I might have grounds to take this act of vandalism (on Ablteon's part) as a criminal bloody act!

Any help/advice on this I'd be grateful for....and I know I'm opening myself to a torrent of abuse for admitting what I did. And boy...have I learned my lesson the hard way.

That said though, if parting with four hundred pounds fixes this piece of software vandalism, plus gives me a fully functioning version of legit LIVE 8 (which, may I stress again - is a fantastic piece of software) I will be a happy man, plus know that my bad-karma for using hacked software will be restored to its former good self.

best (and desperately hoping for an answer)

Liam

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Re: I confess...

Post by Imaulle » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:33 am

where did you get this hacked version of live 8 that you think had anti piracy measures that fucked your sound card ?

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Re: I confess...

Post by necho » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:35 am

FAIL
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Re: I confess...

Post by Emissary » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:35 am

Very Doubtful, its not abletons fault your soundcard is bust, its the crackers. Probably a reformat and OS reinstallation is required, i doubt a hack could physically damage a soundcard so it must be a software problem.

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Re: I confess...

Post by 4.33 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:47 am

i've been thru this before.
turned out i had to pay a $274 fine to ableton in order to receive the healing code which unfried my soundcard

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Re: I confess...

Post by Bleep Blop Ima Robot » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:49 am

how sad lol
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Re: I confess...

Post by slatepipe » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:04 pm

you berk

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Re: I confess...

Post by 3phase » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:05 pm

dont worry..its probably just a bug that will be fixed in the next update
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Re: I confess...

Post by re.mark » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:10 pm

liam18 wrote:I have a feeling that despite my initial misdeed in downloading some cracked software, that I might have grounds to take this act of vandalism (on Ablteon's part) as a criminal bloody act!


Take Ableton to court and you will be laughed out. You have no solid case for this due to the key fact that YOU STOLE THE SOFTWARE ILLEGALLY IN THE FIRST PLACE.
You would have to go into court and admit theft of a product, which will completely fuck up your side of the case. Theres no grounds for justice.
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Re: I confess...

Post by UKRuss » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:11 pm

$15

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Re: I confess...

Post by Green Lemon » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:20 pm

I think you're in for a clean reinstall of your system, and then get your credit card out and head over to Ableton's web shop.
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Re: I confess...

Post by polyslax » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:22 pm

liam18 wrote:torrent of abuse
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Re: I confess...

Post by 3phase » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:27 pm

4.33 wrote:i've been thru this before.
turned out i had to pay a $274 fine to ableton in order to receive the healing code which unfried my soundcard
really? they fuck the soundcards auf people that use hacked software? how they do that?
are you joking? does that say the times of safe enabled demos are over?

I actually wouldnt like such routines on my computer.. your authorisation file gets corrupted by accident and ableton live blows your soundcard while beeing on tour?.. outch...

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and isnt this a criminal act aswell? ok..in biblical terms an eye for an eye is ok and still practized in some islamic countrys...
but to say we only repair you card when you buy our software?

but i guess no hacker would dare to sew ableton... but is a person that trys a piece of hacked software freely downloadable in the internet allready commiting a crime? or is the crime to have the piece of hacked software on your harddisk?

i see that software companys have to fight the hackers..but with which measure? kalaschikows, napalm or vicious virus programming?..

i little glimps of our future... do something wrong and they will fry your i phone..wich is the only access to your bankacounts than ;-)

i wonder what the c.c.c has to say about such things...
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Re: I confess...

Post by 3phase » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:29 pm

is it possible to do such things in the US? in germany ableton could be sewed trying such things..

bad when its possible in the us it will be possible here soon aswell..we ve a new gouvernement now :-/

scary future... ruthless software companys will rule the world.. maybe the allready do..the apple of evil ;-))
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Re: I confess...

Post by re.mark » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:32 pm

3phase wrote:does that say the times of safe enabled demos are over?
I doubt Ableton would issue a Demo version available on their own website with such 'destructive' qualities; its more the cracked versions avaialbe thru warez, torrent, etc that have these measures implmented. The 14day working demo will be untouched and fine.
If Ableton have really implemented this then fair doos to them, I respect them for it - about bloody time imo!! Although it could just be a fucked up cracked copy thats done it rather than Ableton.[/quote]

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