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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   Tue, 10 Nov 2009 16:29:05 +0000 (GMT)

One final comment:

I just wanted to apologize if somebody felt harmed: I still think that some people made unfair, not very good replies to me, but some of my comments were not better.

Sorry also Stata Corp; I still think that their (unclear) activation in version 10 is not fully honest, since it accept an invalid license as valid but then plays with the (illegal) user. Maybe my claim about malware was too strong. Although some may think it is close to it; in any case most of the replies were incorrect: strictly speaking any unwanted sofware might be malware (not only if it is harming your software or hardware: for instance, ad-aware is bothering but not harming and everybody regard of it as malware; please, read and think).

Goodbye for good.
A former Stata user

--- El dom, 8/11/09, Demo Crazy <> escribió:

> De: Demo Crazy <>
> Asunto: Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)
> Para:
> Fecha: domingo, 8 de noviembre, 2009 12:59
> > 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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