I know this is slightly off-topic, but I don't want to create a whole
new forum for it, so please bear with me. Anyway, you can see it as
another user needing "support" from the group, so it is not entirely
You guys know I have always been quite liberal with the distribution of
UBCD. It has always been free for the download, and many people have
been distributing the physical copy (UBCD list, SwiftCD, EBay, magazines
etc.) with or without my knowledge.
In addition, for the benefit of users, I have included a link to the
website in the various UBCD menus since V2.4 so that users who acquire
the CD via some other means could always choose to upgrade to the latest
versions later if they desired by visiting the website.
Recently, Mike Daniell notified me of this particular case that really
ticked me off:
- http://www.trademe.co.nz/structure/auct ... d=23689522
If you look at the screenshots, he actually removed the link to the UBCD
website!! This is not someone who's just casually selling the UBCD
without my knowledge (which is OK for me). He has deliberately remove
any trace back to the website so that users who purchased the CD will be
none the wiser, and will have to go back to him and pay him for updates!
Granted, looking at the site description, he has probably done some work
himself (likely adding some parts of Windows UBCD). I can't comment
since I certainly won't pay for the CD to try it out. But to
intentionally remove all traces back to the original website borders on
the criminal. Just thinking of it makes my blood boil!
I like to keep negative energy to a minimum (I'd rather spend time doing
productive things) So I ask for your opinion: What is the least I could
do to stop this guy from defrauding people? I have the feeling sending
him an email directly will probably not yield much result.