Microsoft Still Not Willing to Offer Windows 10 for Free to Pirates

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       #80

    pparks1 said:
    And I would say that you if you cannot afford food, you should sell your computer and attend to the necessities to keep you alive, rather than stealing software to run on your computer.
    Who said a computer owner was stealing food?
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  2. Posts : 480
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       #81

    BunnyJ said:
    Don't know about Japan but here in the US there are lots of food banks run by charities that can help people out. Theft is theft and ya get caught you go to jail. But, heck.. three hot meals and a cot.
    Yeah we know all about US laws, I remember reading a few years ago about a black guy who stole a white students sandwich and was sent to jail for the rest of his natural life, and the student didn't even want the guy charged, seems fair.
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    Lee
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       #82

    BillyBob said:
    Yeah we know all about US laws, I remember reading a few years ago about a black guy who stole a white students sandwich and was sent to jail for the rest of his natural life, and the student didn't even want the guy charged, seems fair.
    Total B.S . .Things people read and believe because they read in some trash media or seen on some silly TV show. . .
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  4. Posts : 480
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       #83

    Lee said:
    Total B.S . .Things people read and believe because they read in some trash media or seen on some silly TV show. . .
    No, this was in the New York Times I think, it was because he'd been caught 3 times doing minor things that this sentence came into play. I know there was a big uproar around the world over it, I don't know if they ever lessened the sentence, probably not. Bit like the old woman who got shot for speeding, that was actually caught on camera.
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       #84
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       #85

    davexnet said:
    Let's face it Windows 10, is more like Android now, with MS's business model changed to make
    data collection the priority, much like Google did. Android is free. That should be the bargain,
    as far as I'm concerned. If you want my data, provide the OS free no questions asked..

    Look, I know how polarizing this question is, and others like it. Microsoft knew who pirated it's systems, but it
    never came after any single individual users. Time to forgive and forget.
    Microsoft distinguises "casual copying" (your "single individual users") and pirates. Pirates distribute activation cracks, sometimes for profit, sometimes on principle, sometimes just for the fun of showing off their programming cleverness. Those are the ones they pursue. The distributors of pirated software have always been the targets for Microsoft Legal.
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    Lee
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       #86

    Please your from the U.S. (I know California), thus you know better then BillyBob that this is just total B.S. Lets stop with shis stuff. . .you know folks are laughing at statements like this. . .just becaues it is in a so called good news media doesn't make it so. . .
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       #87

    Lee said:
    Please your from the U.S. (I know California), thus you know better then BillyBob that this is just total B.S. Lets stop with shis stuff. . .you know folks are laughing at statements like this. . .just becaues it is in a so called good news media doesn't make it so. . .
    Stuff like that can be chalked up to propaganda or sensationalism but you must admit that US is one of countries with most incarcerated people and death sentences.
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       #88

    Lee said:
    Please your from the U.S. (I know California), thus you know better then BillyBob that this is just total B.S. Lets stop with shis stuff. . .you know folks are laughing at statements like this. . .just becaues it is in a so called good news media doesn't make it so. . .
    No offense meant to anyone but if you post a link it's nice to post the information. It seems that the headline is very misleading and the content fills out the details. And that's important.

    Content:
    1995-03-03 04:00:00 PDT CALIFORNIA -- TORRANCE - A man who stole a piece of pizza last summer has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, sparking renewed debate over the state's tough "three strikes" sentencing law.

    Jerry Dewayne Williams, 27, of Los Angeles was convicted of felony petty theft in January for taking a slice of pepperoni pizza from a group of children, ages 7 to 14, eating at Adam's Pizza on the Redondo Beach pier on July 30.

    Superior Court Judge Donald Pitts imposed the stiff sentence on Williams, who had four previous felony convictions, after rejecting his attorney's argument that the punishment did not fit the crime
    .

    "Mr. Williams will be facing the same sentence as if he'd raped a woman, molested a child or done a carjacking because the statute does not draw distinctions," said Arnold Lester, Williams' public defender.

    Prosecutors had requested the prison term because Williams had prior convictions for robbery, attempted robbery, drug possession and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
    This guy had 4 previous "felonies".. yup. And you wonder why he got a stiff sentence.
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    Posts : 490
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       #89

    CountMike said:
    MS is obviously not taking that too seriously as they could clamp down much more. To me it looks like they are more concerned to spread OS to as many computers as possible while still making big money on it. At the same time they make it bothersome to transfer legal OS after a simple change of MB for instance, so much so that few times in the past I thought to just simply apply a widely available crack to my otherwise legal, retail copy than to go thru resetting of activation on another MB or computer.
    As you might recall, the problem with mobo exchanges is that OEMs have rights under their royalty agreements with Microsoft. Microsoft isn't at full liberty to grant transfer rights when those rights belong to the OEM and not MSFT. That's why the upgrade licence inherits the terms of the OEM license. From a policy standpoint, MSFT probably would go with the user, but from a contractual one they have to be more conservative.
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