[Wine] things I miss in wine

Jochen blackdrag at gmx.org
Wed Jun 4 15:00:32 CDT 2008

Tlarhices schrieb:
> Providing wrappers in the aim to fake the copy protection is also not
> legal. If a copy protection system is faked by something that is not
> intended to have this result (partial implementations, bugs, api
> changes...) and the license is not restricting the use of the copy
> protection with this kind of systems is legal.

you speak about license, but most of them are invalid.

> So from an worldwide legal vision, the use of cracks or anything made
> to fake a security device (may it be for compatibility) are illegal. 
> If a security system is faked accidentally in a use compelling with
> the license of the product and of the protection system, then I think
> no country can consider it as illegal.

I wouldn't count on that.

> Creating (or trying to) create a 1:1 implementation of the software /
> driver / kernel layer used by starforce to detect a real cd and
> having some fake positives and some fake negatives due to errors
> *might* be seen as legal if it complies with the starforce license
> and the one of the product using it.

have you an example of a product with a license forbidding this?

bye Jochen

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