Cracking Software Gromit!
You have to wonder what software authors can do against a tide of cracked versions of their software.
It’s a particularly noticeable problem with radio automation software.
After doing a quick search on a newsgroup search engine the results looked like this.
50+ results for DJ Soft’s Radiocaster.
134+ results for DJ Soft’s RadioBoss.
725+ results for SAM Broadcaster.
I took a screenshot so you can see what I’m on about.
That’s without needing to do a search on Google or other search engines!
We guess while there is still software out there that requires a registration key there are always going to be people trying to crack those pieces of software.
Even if the cracks don’t work these idiots will still have a go.
There is NO need for them to download cracked/pirated software.
RadioDJ actually works better than some of the paid for software such as SAM Broadcaster and RadioBoss.
Plus most of the SAM Broadcaster crack patches on offer on the Internet won’t work on Windows 10 no matter how hard you try.
Spacial Audio have now coded something into SAM Broadcaster to stop it being patched/cracked/altered.
We’re still waiting on a response from the author of RadioBoss & Radiocaster to see what he has to say about people using his software illegally.
(Alas Still no reply from DJ Soft nearly a year after this article was originally written)
You’d have thought he would have at least had the decency to reply?
I know Spacial Audio put in several DMCA notices every year to try and stem the tide of cracked copies of their software.
It seems Spacial Audio genuinely thought the posts on this website about cracked/pirated copies of SAM Broadcaster were offering people links to illegal downloads of the program.
All posts pertaining to cracked/pirated/warez software on this blog are in the context of:
Stop using pirated software… No one likes a software pirate!