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    It's really sad lately. The pirates are ruthless along with the like minded jailbreakers who use those repo's/blogs ect.

    My Alien lock I worked a lot of hours on and put out for sale on cydia and also free here has more downloads on just one of the five pirate sites it's on compared to my 10 cydia sales and 51 downloads from my post. 3x as many as of a few hours ago....smh
    Why pirate it when you get my own link? Sure I ask for donations but its not necessary to download.

    I've been doing this a while and know I shouldn't even look anymore but when you see what's happening with developers/modders/themers legitimate purchases over the last few years its a wonder we have anyone interested in the jailbreak game anymore.

    I'm just thankful for the ones I do know and what they do. Far too many to list. Y'all know who you are

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    Hi Derrick,

    It's never going to change M8 and SauriK is partly to blame for letting these pirate repo's appear in Cydia, not sure why he just can't ban them but have my suspicions!!

    We should take a lesson from software companies & start looking at adding serial number to paid themes, yes sure it's not 100% but the added hassle people would have in trying to obtain valid serial numbers might just be enough to persuade them just to pay the small sum.

    Ian.

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    sorry to hear that D, its a shame

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    Someone should contact Phoenix3000 IIRC he has made tweaks considered "uncrackable" by the best of the best (or worst) in the pirating "realm". I don't think it's anything totally limited to tweaks only. Or intelliscreenx another tweak considered uncrackable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azjonnyg View Post
    Someone should contact Phoenix3000 IIRC he has made tweaks considered "uncrackable" by the best of the best (or worst) in the pirating "realm". I don't think it's anything totally limited to tweaks only. Or intelliscreenx another tweak considered uncrackable
    GroovyCarrot makes his stuff based on a dylib too which can't be used without a special code. Uncrackable. Bunch of extra work for theme creator - little bit of pain for user - but stops the stealing.

    It's 98% kids with no credit cards or bank accounts that use the pirate repos. They feel entitled to it since they "can't" pay.

    I got introduced to jail breaking by a 12 year old at my church. First Cydia source he taught me to download was a pirate repo..
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    Disagree from experience. Kids always get the blame they tend to be the ones who ask the creator for a copy. It's the older people who pirate because to afraid to ask or feel they are entitled to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by GUNNY29 View Post
    Disagree from experience. Kids always get the blame they tend to be the ones who ask the creator for a copy. It's the older people who pirate because to afraid to ask or feel they are entitled to it
    Jes' sayin'.. It's a fact that kids have no way to pay in most cases. And 99% of paid tweaks/mods out there don't have a free option as Derrick has so graciously offered.
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    Hmm. I will argue with you here. Cause you can get a prepaid card at almost any store , grocery, wal Mart and small stores and apply to pay pal

    The fact is 90% of kids these days are lazy. And would rather leech off mommy and daddy than work to have something

    I see this all the time I started working when I was 14 yrs old. And have always paid my way Not saying I have not downloaded pirated apps and themes v cause I use to try before I bought anything.

    But where there is a will. There is always a way brother

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Nicoll View Post
    Hi Derrick,

    It's never going to change M8 and SauriK is partly to blame for letting these pirate repo's appear in Cydia, not sure why he just can't ban them but have my suspicions!!

    We should take a lesson from software companies & start looking at adding serial number to paid themes, yes sure it's not 100% but the added hassle people would have in trying to obtain valid serial numbers might just be enough to persuade them just to pay the small sum.

    Ian.
    If you look up some of Saurik's blogs, he is very clear as to why he allows the pirate repo's. it's much too long of a discussion for me to get into it here.

    With that said, I'm not in support of pirate repo's, but I do understand why he allows them.
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    It's pure laziness, crackers do it for the "fame" and recognition of being able to slap there name on someone else's work, but the pirate, the downloader... Is just lazy, you add a repo and just start tapping and you have all the latest tweaks In an hour or so, where as those that purchase through cydia, must have a google or FB account, and then an amazon account and a credit card, then you have to log back in every time. The only way to slow down pirating is to get some of those hard coded crack protections and make it available to everyone. Like if big boss had an all encompassing "shell" to protect downloads from piracy, that's made available to everyone (free or for $)... Kind of a rant here, but it just seems that people who make these piracy protected tweaks etc, should collaborate on something for the community, to help make it better... I think that's all I got... *exhale*

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Durben View Post
    It's really sad lately. The pirates are ruthless along with the like minded jailbreakers who use those repo's/blogs ect.

    My Alien lock I worked a lot of hours on and put out for sale on cydia and also free here has more downloads on just one of the five pirate sites it's on compared to my 10 cydia sales and 51 downloads from my post. 3x as many as of a few hours ago....smh
    Why pirate it when you get my own link? Sure I ask for donations but its not necessary to download.

    I've been doing this a while and know I shouldn't even look anymore but when you see what's happening with developers/modders/themers legitimate purchases over the last few years its a wonder we have anyone interested in the jailbreak game anymore.

    I'm just thankful for the ones I do know and what they do. Far too many to list. Y'all know who you are

    /rant
    I don't have much to offer, because I don't have the experience and volume of packages you and other major contributors have online. I have found that DL statistics are rarely indicative of the quality of the package. I can't comment about paid Vs illegitimate statistics (as paid package statistics are usually private), but the almost 30,000 downloads on an add-on, built with icons from the theme that only has 3,000 DL's in a considerably longer up-time....Hmmm. I think that particular instance is a little more explainable than most. Even though my add-on was for a paid tweak, I did not specify this as a dependency. So there's a bunch of people who've gotten the latest popular paid tweak from other sources, and they're all searching for skins to accompany it. They find one, DL, and get an error because the paid package isn't present...another...same error. Now there's only a half dozen skins on cydia at that time, so they hit mine, and it installs (Some errors relate to the main theme dependency, but the 2 free skins available at the time, were dependent on the legitimate tweak). There's next to zero demand for an illegitimate version of free software that has no dependencies on paid packages, and is available on the standard repo's.....no matter how popular the package. I've searched for my packages on the main offending repo, but can't find any to this date. Some may argue I'm just not that popular, and my work is not of any interest to your average sea go-er....but there'd be one or two that would argue the opposite on the latter

    So here I offer a proposal. I don't have the money for donations currently, but I will post the Version 2 w37her Image PSDs publicly, in all their vector glory. If idunno...someone can post a RECENT purchase screen of one of the Durbens packages, or perhaps accompany a note to the payee on a paypal donation, and DB can let me know. I've been asked to share the PSDs before, so if you're one of those modders, front up as little as $1, and all my v2 weather image PSDs are set free, named and ready for batch processing. If not for the PSDs...do it for the community Durben doesn't ask for much, and now's the time to lend a hand. I'm positive every bit is appreciated. Thank you.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Nicoll View Post
    Hi Derrick,

    It's never going to change M8 and SauriK is partly to blame for letting these pirate repo's appear in Cydia, not sure why he just can't ban them but have my suspicions!!
    You're probably right with your suspicions. I do know his stand on why he won't ban the user from adding any repo, is well documented on several occasions by him. He thinks it's hypocritical to bypass Apples measures to control what you can and can't put on your device, and then tell the user himself what they can and can't install. That's only my interpretation (or shortened version), of his multi page argument. I kinda get it....what's root without root?...well it's certainly not root I don't agree 100%, but I don't have any input on a solution, other than has already been explained recently in this thread. You may not be able to engineer something that is 100% resistant to reverse engineering, but you can make it hard enough that if the demand is not sufficient, then the crooks won't bother. This is shown on the latest firmwares.....the demand to unlock it exceeds the demand of any illegitimately hosted tweak, yet it's a laborious task for some of the best hackers in the world to circumnavigate Apples security levels......but they can still do it. That's only really to add to my point that nothing is ever truly locked down, unless usability is sacrificed. You can make it harder for them, but just so long as there's not 15,000 people provoking someone to free your product, then you're pretty safe

    Sorry if you got to here and are currently regretting the 4mins of your life you just wasted. Thank you.
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    I had to stop looking at the pirate repo downloads of my stuff. Too depressing and frustrating, it was usually in the realm of 5-10% comparing legit sales to downloads on those repos.

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    I have always loved your work, Durben, and I always try my best to donate when I can. I bought this the day it hit Cydia, so I hope that helps you.

    As someone who is kinda new to the whole JB experience, I can only imagine how ticked off you all can get when all the time and work you spend on something, gets pirated. Just want to say thank you again for all the hard work you all do. Have a great day!

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    I will admit to usually downloading the pirated versions first. Just like in the old days of Hackulo.us, try it before you buy it. I just like to try them out first to be sure the tweak is not going to cause me problems. If I like it and all goes well I will ALWAYS delete it and then make my purchase from the creator. Too many times I've downloaded a tweak that's not compatible with my other tweaks and trying to get a refund is impossible. I don't like paying $2 for something I have no use for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
    If you look up some of Saurik's blogs, he is very clear as to why he allows the pirate repo's. it's much too long of a discussion for me to get into it here.

    With that said, I'm not in support of pirate repo's, but I do understand why he allows them.
    Ah, ok, thanks King, I think I know where he is coming from after reading all the "huge long post" from Grant.. er I mean "sk37cH"

    But I stand fast, I would love to see them all banned, having said that, if they banned PirateBay I would be lost for all my TV series (plural)

    Like many suggested here, I guess it's down to us to make the paid themes secure so somehow unpiratable. (yes Grant, I know that's not a real word)

    Sorry I didn't mean to start a debate about this, stay cool everybody, laugh it off Derrick, it's not worth the stress M8.

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    Piratebay also keeps me entertained. Plus I haven't bought a cd for over 5-6 years 😅

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azjonnyg View Post
    Piratebay also keeps me entertained. Plus I haven't bought a cd for over 5-6 years ��
    As a guy who makes part of his living from royalties off CD sales - I resent your glorifying the practice of stealing music. Don't be a thief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
    As a guy who makes part of his living from royalties off CD sales - I resent your glorifying the practice of stealing music. Don't be a thief.
    I used to be a studio production student, the music industry is behind the times and need to change their marketing strategies. That said, most of the music is free mixtapes from datpiff or livemixtapes, However I go to shows and buy merchandise. The music industry could take a note from the hip hop mix tape community.

    Quote Originally Posted by Azjonnyg View Post
    I used to be a studio production student, the music industry is behind the times and need to change their marketing strategies. That said, most of the music is free mixtapes from datpiff or livemixtapes, However I go to shows and buy merchandise. The music industry could take a note from the hip hop mix tape community.
    Plus I'm of the napster generation, too naive to regard the negative implications it may have on the people behind the scenes, yet so accessible it became commonplace
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    I never seen my stuff on pirate sites, unless I posted it there. That might be because it is free or more likely because it is crap in terms of mainstream taste. LOL
    Banning pirate repos does not solve anything, they just download deb files and install it with iFile.
    Everything has at least 2 sides, so Durben, just see the positive, which is that your work is still in high demand, that's great news mate.
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