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#1 hamed danger

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:51 AM

They Suspended my website just for Windows 8 Consumer Preview Auto Theme Patch!!!!

Date: 2012/05/03

Dear Sir or Madam,

Microsoft has received information that the domain listed above, which appears to be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed copies of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted works published by Microsoft.

1. Identification of copyrighted works:

Copyrighted work(s): see Below

Copyright owner: Microsoft

2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following location(s):

See below

www.skinpacks.com

http://www.skinpacks...viewtopic&p=535

The above computer program(s) is being made available for copying, through downloading, at the above location without authorization of the copyright owner.

3. Statement of authority:

The information in this notice is accurate, and I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of Microsoft, the owner of the copyright(s) in the work(s) identified above. I have a good faith belief that none of the materials or activities listed above have been authorized by Microsoft, its agents, or the law.

We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you take expeditious action to remove or disable access to the material described above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and distribution of this software via your company's network.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding what actions you take.

Yours sincerely,
Hervé lemaire
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#2 Jatin

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:56 AM

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For the time being I would suggest you to remove the patch for getting your site back up. But it's really bad, it's just a patch to change the skins. Microsoft should have provided an option to change the visual styles in Windows at first place.

#3 pataoengineer

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:04 AM

Jatin was right. Hamed, you'd better remove all patch or other

materials involving in the right infringement as indicated in the letter.

Frankly, I wish everything would go fine with a minimal loss rather than seeing you

getting sued by Microsoft.

I support you, Hamed.


#4 hamed danger

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:03 AM

Jatin was right. Hamed, you'd better remove all patch or other

materials involving in the right infringement as indicated in the letter.

Frankly, I wish everything would go fine with a minimal loss rather than seeing you

getting sued by Microsoft.

I support you, Hamed.


patch is removed from my website and skin pack is back now , we will update host server soon!

#5 Tataarujin

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:50 AM


Jatin was right. Hamed, you'd better remove all patch or other

materials involving in the right infringement as indicated in the letter.

Frankly, I wish everything would go fine with a minimal loss rather than seeing you

getting sued by Microsoft.

I support you, Hamed.


patch is removed from my website and skin pack is back now , we will update host server soon!

Better move to i2p, safer and M$ cannot into i2p.

#6 spv36

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

only a matter of time :woot:

#7 Chrominator

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:40 PM

Microsoft releases a bunch of wallpapers on it's Personalization Gallery and calls them themes. When someone releases a patch to use the REAL skins on Windows, Microsoft stops them! :huh:

Edited by Chrominator, 06 May 2012 - 12:40 PM.


#8 Mayankoo

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

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#9 Preath

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:24 PM

yay! Another reason for me to keep Windows 7 until its dead! Long live Windows 7!! :)

#10 Frylock86

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

Just use UXTheme. Not sure if it supports 8, but it's the best (and I think most trusted) patcher out there.

#11 Villain

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:28 PM

dude, dropbox. or mediafire. not on a personal server.

#12 Gragier_521

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

Good to know that the site is back.

#13 Mellexx

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

I could semi understand if this had something to do with it still being in beta and not wanting to much tampering going on yet, but it seems that's not the case. This is a little ridiculous if it sticks through to final. Windows 7 ftw!

#14 The Alpha Gamer

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Windows 8 is going to do wonders for Linux! When average people see how bad Mircosoft have messed this up they'll use anything else!

#15 CAS91572

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:31 AM

dude, dropbox. or mediafire. not on a personal server.


Mediafire took everything off their servers :(.

Remember how easy it was to theme Windows 98 and XP?!

#16 hb860

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:15 AM

Microsoft Licensing is only one reason why I 99.9% live in Linux last year.
I DO NOT accept their license

Edited by hb860, 08 May 2012 - 08:15 AM.


#17 pm_41

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:27 AM

Microsoft playing copyright troll? Wow... Never saw that coming. But then again, they are banning non-IE web browsers on ARM for Windows 8, so I guess they must be getting desperate with this much skirting of anti-trust law.

As for the patch itself, host it on a third party site such as Dropbox or MegaUpload Mediafire Rapidshare... Yeah, just better use Dropbox, since they haven't been forced to make changes yet.

Also, contact the Electronics Frontier Foundation. Even if you have no intent to sue, they can still help a lot.

#18 Guest_win8user_*

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:16 PM

This is the same principle as a few years ago when Apple got upset with jailbreak apps on the iPod. They took some people to court and it was decided that it was illegal. Since I haven't found anywhere in the license specifying the illegality of these third-party skins; then it is NOT against copyright, just like jailbreaking an ipod.

#19 Guest_MSStyle_*

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

It seems Microsoft is worried about the security. UxStyle is a uxtheme memory patch for Windows 7 where you won't have to replace your sustem files. I hope it will soon be updated for Windows 8.

#20 theapu

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

looks likes windows 8 is already on its way to self destruction.

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