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Old 30th May 2009
  #5
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Originally Posted by mxeryus View Post
Where does cracked software have it's origin? I am not talking about incidentally physical theft of a software package (containing disk/serial/manual), but if you want to make a cracked version you have to get your hands on the software in the first place. And I don't believe that they first buy the software, crack it and then give it to the rest for free (with or without trojans and viruses).
So where is the source of the cracked software (with our without iLok, dongles etc.):
Developer/Manufacturer - ?
Software Duplication and Packaging - ?
Distributor/Dealer - ?
End User - ?
Developer/Manufacturer - ? could this be a possiblety
Software Duplication and Packaging - ? thats possible
Distributor/Dealer - ? i don't think so, they wouldn't be selling much, thats against thier own good
End User - ? very very possible

you can add another source, most of software manufacturers offer demo/tiral versions of their software on their sites