Author Of iPhone Pirating App Angry That His Own App Was Pirated

from the you're-doing-it-wrong dept

Well, here's an odd one. Gizmodo wrote about the release of Crackulous, an iPhone app for jailbroken iPhones that allowed users to make unauthorized copies of iPhone apps. That, by itself, isn't all that interesting. However, the author of the software then wrote to the Gizmodo author very upset that the Gizmodo story linked not to his original app but (you guessed it) an unauthorized copy of the app. When Gizmodo's Adam Frucci pointed out the irony of this, the guy who created Crackulous said that he needed the link to point to his app because "I need people to support my work... I deserve appreciation." I think someone missed the point. Update: The original post was updated, noting that the guy who wrote in was not, in fact, the original creator of the software.


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    LOL, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 4:39pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Come on, you gotta give a guy some warning. My screen is covered in coffee now.

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Feb 5th, 2009 @ 4:55pm

    OTOH

    Updated again, check that link. It wasn't the original developer after all.

     

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    LOL, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 5:21pm

    Re: OTOH

    ... such a waste of good coffee.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 5:28pm

    Learn to Read

    Are you serious? Adam made an update to that post ON THE SAME DAY THE POST WAS MADE that called out that the guy was a fake and not the real crackulous creator. And that was days ago.

    Next time you want to crap out a post to get something eye-catching in your headline, read the entire damned post. If children can do it, you should be able to as well.

    Bad enough you're scraping days-old news, but then you scrape only the top-part of the story and then don't even bother to read the full post which had all the full story in it.

    Welcome to one less visitor/RSS subscriber due to your laziness and incompetence.

     

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    illegalprelude, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 5:34pm

    hahahahaha, thats so awesome

     

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    Mike (profile), Feb 5th, 2009 @ 5:43pm

    Re: Learn to Read

    Are you serious? Adam made an update to that post ON THE SAME DAY THE POST WAS MADE that called out that the guy was a fake and not the real crackulous creator. And that was days ago.

    I had the post open in a tab when it was first sent in, and just got around to writing it up. Didn't realize it had been updated, and I've now updated the post to reflect that.


    Next time you want to crap out a post to get something eye-catching in your headline, read the entire damned post. If children can do it, you should be able to as well.


    Yup. Sorry about that.

    Bad enough you're scraping days-old news, but then you scrape only the top-part of the story and then don't even bother to read the full post which had all the full story in it.


    Not scraping days old news. As I said, I had it open, and just got around to writing it up. Sorry you feel so strongly about this. Didn't realize a blog post could be so offensive.

    Welcome to one less visitor/RSS subscriber due to your laziness and incompetence.

    Fair enough.

     

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    ToySouljah, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 5:52pm

    Re: Re: Learn to Read

    Wow...someone has their panties in a bunch...lol. Don't worry Mike...if you didn't make the occasional mistake I might have to have you checked to see if you are human :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 5:57pm

    Re: Learn to Read

    "Welcome to one less visitor/RSS subscriber due to your laziness and incompetence."

    I'd rather read a blog that is not afraid to correct itself than the MANY out there that do not even bother... in fact, I'd rather read a blog that corrects itself than read big media because they NEVER correct themselves on relatively small issues like this (and they are always days old!).

     

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    Kevin C., Feb 5th, 2009 @ 6:07pm

    Re: Re: Learn to Read

    'Welcome to one less visitor/RSS subscriber due to your laziness and incompetence'

    YOU CAN INCLUDE ME IN THAT ONE LESS VISITOR LIST AS WELL!!!

    CHRIST MIKE! COME ON!!!
    I'M MEETING FRIENDS FOR DINNER!!!
    GOOD NIGHT AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A PLEASANT EVENING!
    I'LL CHECK IN TOMORROW, DAMNIT!!!
    -KevinC

    That is what we were doing, right?

     

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    Jesse, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 6:23pm

    "You're a phony! A big, fat, phony!"

     

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    TW Burger, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 6:35pm

    That's Entertainment

    I love it when all hell breaks loose and it doesn't affect me.

     

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    Erv Server, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 7:21pm

    fess up

    which of you Twittered this

     

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    Michael, Feb 5th, 2009 @ 8:59pm

    Re: Re: Learn to Read

    I respect that you've taken responsibility for your post and the obvious blunder. I'd say that you should take down the post as well, but it's kinda nice to see that you even let people see the mistake and the correction, all while standing your ground and knowingly admitting your error. That takes guts, sir. You may have lost some readers, but I'm certain you've gained a few, and made a few others feel better about reading your comments.

     

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    entropy (profile), Feb 6th, 2009 @ 12:58am

    "scraping days-old news"

    I didn't realize this was a phone booth-knocking-over-reporter-in-a-hurry type of site. My mistake, I guess.

    Well, then scrape this.
    Businesses Lose More Than $1 Trillion in Intellectual Property Due to Data Theft and Cybercrime

    Found via http://www.darkreading.com/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212903530

    (c ough)

     

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    simon, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 7:10am

    Re: "scraping days-old news"

    IP is over-rated as business anyway, i mean , an idea is great, no application on idea = zero value for idea

    just kicking someone who applied same idea without influence or whatsoever from original patent holder, does not mean infringement, specially when so many "new" ideas are based on a combination of old ideas in a more practical way

    so let's just hold on that line from people who lost due to real IP theft (reverse engineering an existent product, etc) and dropping the music issue, that's old business gone rotten) and i guess that trillion does not apply no where close to justify the political reprisal of the issue

     

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    entropy (profile), Feb 6th, 2009 @ 10:05am

    Re: Re: "scraping days-old news"

    I'd just like to know how they come up with these figures, among other things.

    "Don't panic, we've got this intrusion prevention suite we can sell you."

     

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    Very Typical, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 2:03pm

    For anyone who's read this blog for any appreciable period of time, this is pretty much vintage Masnick, he just sees a story related to IP theft and has an instantaneous, Pavlovian reaction. Soooo typical.

     

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    Mike (profile), Feb 6th, 2009 @ 6:07pm

    Re:

    For anyone who's read this blog for any appreciable period of time, this is pretty much vintage Masnick, he just sees a story related to IP theft and has an instantaneous, Pavlovian reaction. Soooo typical.

    Heh. This interests me. What, exactly, is that pavlovian response that you think I have?

     

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