Dear Cathy, I have received your spam, sent on 9/9/97. Unfortunately your email
was a little imprecise:
this site is NOT "distributing your products on the Web", legally
or illegaly. In fact there is absolutely no need to distribute them
even more. There has never been such a need: the "Bonamico" copy is
everywhere and Numega itself has recently distributed all its products to
the world with a "trial" protection so silly that one wonders if you
actually WANTED your products distributed to every looser for free
(as if, I repeat, it would have been difficult to find complete pirated
copies of any Numega product on the Net... there was NO NEED to reverse
engineer your trial in order to have a perfect complete working copy
of whatever product you have... we have done it just for the fun!).
I'll speak only for my own site: not a single copy of your product
has been distributed from this pages where, on the countrary, I have
always publicly written that people should even "buy" your product.
This by the way is jolly nice of us, since in the reality -I repeat-
your prouct can be gathered everywhere (but here) for free... yes kids,
even version 3.2... I just did a stupid ftpsearch and found two of
You write also that you "monitor illegal sites frequently" (Gee... I
would really love to have a job like that!).
Well, you do not seem to be very well informed.
This is NOT an illegal site. Reverse engineering is NOT illegal.
Protection busting is NOT illegal. Removing protections from a
target that you have legally obtained (bought, or as shareware, or
as "trial ware, like your programs), is NOT illegal. Screwing or
re-writing or modifiyng or nuking, or hitting with a mace alien
code is NOT illegal...
It's exactly what your own researchers, at Numega, are doing all
the time, ask them, watch them, grow up for God's sake. And since
you are at it, Cathy, you may as well ask them why the hell are
complete unprotected registered versions of ALL Numega's products
being kept on your own public anonymous FTP server, another of the
many facts that you don't seem to be aware of.
I'll now repeat to you, Cathy, what I have always written yet
-alas- you do not seem to have never read (which is bad, since I
believe that there are not many sites on the web where Numega gets
so much real feedback -and so much praise- as here at Fravia's...
therefore you are probably NOT doing your "monitoring" job very well,
dear Cathy, time to fire you, may be) here it is:
Anybody that is seriously into reverse engineering should BUY
softice (as I have done long ago) and THEN crack it black and
Anyway I'll monitor your site frequently to ensure compliance