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Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)


From   Salah Mahmud <salah.mahmud@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)
Date   Sat, 7 Nov 2009 11:31:47 -0600

First, can anyone at StataCorp please confirm or refute the claims of
Demo Crazy? ie Does Stata run with a pirated serial number randomly
drop variables?

Hard to believe, because if Stata could detect that a serial number is
illegal, it could just refuse to run. Right?


On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Richard J Stoll <stoll@rice.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Nov 2009, Joseph McDonnell wrote:
>>
>> The words "available on the web" speak volumes. To the best of my
>> knowledge, serial numbers are made available only through StataCorp.
>> If you have downloaded a serial number from a site other than
>> StataCorp's, it is not a legitimate number and your copy is illegal.
>> If you bought your copy from StataCorp (or one of its agents) you
>> would have received a valid number and there would be no need to go
>> looking on the web.
>>
>
> Speaking for the Stata lurker community: those who monitor Stata's
> listserv but do not contribute -- except every so often -- we agree.
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