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

From   Demo Crazy <>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)
Date   Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:59:40 +0000 (GMT)

> 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.

As have been said (please, read!), even although I have a serial, nothing prevents me from using my legal software with an ilegal serial. I do not need but I can use another serial just as an experiment, right?

Maybe someone in this list  thinks that it is very difficult or tricky (from him) to reinstall. It is really trivial for me: just use another computer to install it, just format your disk and make a fresh install of Stata with a serial (different from the one Stata Corp), etc... Wow, how difficult! 

And yes, the funny thing is that Stata does not reject it (a perfectly valid way of protecting their rights), but let you use it with "buggy" behaviour, not specific to outreg2 or any particular command: just saving, collapsing, etc. the dataset.


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