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owners and ops who are not registered. #192553 04/01/08 01:44 PM
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I have had this come up now and then,
where a channel owner and/or an op are not registered.
Some of these folks will even teach people how to continue using the program on a trial basis, for years on end.

I think it would be really great if someone would require
that channel owners and their ops be registered and licensed users.

I paid for my license, because I realized just how much work went,
into this, and that is continues to be upgraded.

It is really unpleasant to have someone who is pirating as it were, setting standards and enforcing them.

Is there anything that can be done about this?

MB

Re: owners and ops who are not registered. [Re: MetalDom] #192554 04/01/08 01:58 PM
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how would mirc and the server check that? if someone "crack" mirc, then it's no way to check if it's a legit copy of mirc or not. and as stated many times, mirc don't have anything to do with the servers or the channels, the servers are owned by others while mirc is created by Khaled, so the channels will have owners that havent been paying for there mirc, and they can use mirc even due the trial period come to a end.


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Re: owners and ops who are not registered. [Re: MetalDom] #192555 04/01/08 02:08 PM
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As Sparta says, mIRC is not affiliated with any IRC networks/channels. mIRC is just one of many IRC clients, most of which are free anyway.

Re: owners and ops who are not registered. [Re: sparta] #192671 07/01/08 08:25 AM
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that and they might not even use mIRC but any of the dozens of other IRC clients out there...


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Re: owners and ops who are not registered. [Re: MetalDom] #192781 10/01/08 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted By: MetalDom
I have had this come up now and then,
where a channel owner and/or an op are not registered.


I'll assume that by registered, you meant registering their mIRC.

Originally Posted By: MetalDom
Some of these folks will even teach people how to continue using the program on a trial basis, for years on end.

I think it would be really great if someone would require
that channel owners and their ops be registered and licensed users.


Which channels are you talking about? All channels in the world?

Originally Posted By: MetalDom
I paid for my license, because I realized just how much work went,
into this, and that is continues to be upgraded.

It is really unpleasant to have someone who is pirating as it were, setting standards and enforcing them.


Does pirating have anything to do with this? On another topic, I thought pirating mIRCs were in fact, illegal, just that, not much is done to it. For example, it's against the law to include a "plain" mIRC in a .zip file along with other stuff.

Originally Posted By: MetalDom
Is there anything that can be done about this?

MB


Wish I knew.

I was in a discussion that it is against the law to not register for your mIRC, but Efnet #mIRC staff told me that Khaled himself refuses to enforce that (he would be going against dead people and children).

-Neal.

Re: owners and ops who are not registered. [Re: LostShadow] #192786 10/01/08 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: LostShadow
I was in a discussion that it is against the law to not register for your mIRC, but Efnet #mIRC staff told me that Khaled himself refuses to enforce that (he would be going against dead people and children).


Huh? There's no law that says you have to register it.


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Re: owners and ops who are not registered. [Re: Riamus2] #192790 10/01/08 04:52 AM
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There is no "law", but there is a license agreement that says you must register mIRC by the end of the 30 days. While it doesn't explicitly state what you can do if you don't register by the end of the 30 days, its implied that you should stop using it.


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Re: owners and ops who are not registered. [Re: argv0] #192919 12/01/08 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: argv0
There is no "law", but there is a license agreement that says you must register mIRC by the end of the 30 days. While it doesn't explicitly state what you can do if you don't register by the end of the 30 days, its implied that you should stop using it.

Khaled has always been very nice about his software. It keeps working even after the trial, and you register it based on an honor system. I registered mine after using it a couple of years way back in the 90's because it just seemed like the right thing to do. Trouble is, I can't find my key to put in the registration windows. I have tried contacting the site, but all they do is send me some canned email reply referring me back to the site. I've been register for at least ten years, and hopefully they keep records.

Re: owners and ops who are not registered. [Re: bpilati] #192921 12/01/08 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: bpilati
Trouble is, I can't find my key to put in the registration windows.


Contact Khaled privately via email (khaled@mirc.com), he is usually quick to respond to such an issue if the automated recovery page isn't working for you.


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