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News Ubisoft pirates own soundtrack

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Mar 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    You couldn't make this up, hilarious.
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Useless idiots.
     
  4. WarrenJ

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    Why would it be illegal to have a copy of it if they are they copyright owners of the track anyway?

    Granted it's a bit of a balls up they used a encoded version from outside the realms of the company.
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It wouldn't be, I guess. But the copy itself is still illegal.
     
  6. DriftCarl

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    Does this mean that they can now no longer pursue Ares13 for damages if they have included their "release" in their official software. Maybe they can now charge ubisoft for the encoding.

    Potentially the encoding could have even been created using pirated encoding software, so ubisoft may indeed be breaking the law by using the soundtrack.
     
  7. Bungletron

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    True, I think Ubisoft would be able to use it legally but it is just not a very good idea to resell it. Alarmingly it opens the legal can of worms whereby those that have purchased the pirated files legitimately from Ubisoft may find themselves the target of any effort to take action against those that downloaded pirated Ubisoft content in general. Seeds of doubt over the source of Ubisoft content could also serve as a defence used for those accused of pirating software from Ubisoft too (I will not be testing this one in court tho) so I would upgrade that to full balls up.
     
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    a copy within a copy within a copy...

    hmm, clone-inception?

    Idiots.
     
  9. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Priceless!
     
  10. sWW

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    Wonder how the person who torrented said music is going to be dealt with? Possibility for getting sacked?
     
  11. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    They need to make the soundtrack have an always on internet connection to play, only way to stop the employees downloading!
     
  12. yuusou

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    Yo dawg, I put a copy of your copy in my copy so you we can pirate while you pirate while we... copyright.
     
  13. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    WTF ?
    How this could happen is just unbelievable.

    They should maybe get a fine for "re-selling pirated content", even if they do own the original copyright.
    Maybe they'll check things over a bit better before unleashing it upon the public.
    What if it had a virus/trojan ?
     
  14. c0ldfused

    c0ldfused What's a Dremel?

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    I love the NO-CD crack gaffe. It's hilarious considering how anal Ubisoft were with piracy.
     
  15. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    haha, this story made my day! thanks bit-tech!
     
  16. warejon9

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    If ubisoft used this, surely they're charging for Pirated material, which is illegal ain't it? Also how did they get it in the first place, isn't that illegal as well?
     
  17. sotu1

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    Ubi better start suing Ubi....lol
     
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    probably was previewing his illegal mp3's to find one to include.. some reason didn't think about the header
     
  19. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    This is too funny! :hehe:

    Oh I'm betting someone over at Ubisoft got a scolding.
     
  20. Squallers

    Squallers Meat Puppet

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    Words cannot express the hilarity of this fail
     
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