Laika_rus wrote:If he had access, why couldn't BGP just download the code ? Or it is tied to an account with some copy-preventing stuff ?
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TGR doesn't own the copyright to the code. He is not selling me the raw code itself. That was never his to sell. He doesn't hold the copyright to Defcon source code. If someone sold you a book and then later stole it back claiming that you could have had an opportunity to make a copy of the contents of that book, well that is not a credible defense! He would still be stealing and breaking the law! Our agreement was that he would sell me the single-use license of an unused account and the account access credentials that come with it. Since this is an intangible good, the access credentials to the account is inseparable from the actual account itself. Pursuant to the first-sale doctrine, he cannot legally sell the source code and then financially profit from it if he does not also relinquish his access to the copy which he is selling. After he confirmed receipt of my payment in full he still retained access to that account and signed into the account again and later changed the password, thus violating the first-sale doctrine and infringing on copyright. This was a breach of contract and illegal access violation of my property. He no longer owned rightful access to that account and by signing in and changing the password to my account Ryan committed a criminal act of piracy, copyright infringement, intellectual property violation, digital theft and possibly illegal wiretapping. Imagine if you had purchased a house from someone and just because you forgot to change the locks and keys does this give the prior owner the right to enter your home at his whim? No... of course not! This would constitute breaking and entering and be a felonious act. Not only did he retain access to the account that he sold me, he later on revoked my rightful access to said account, and this is bona fide thievery. It is as if the former owner sneaked into your home while you weren't there and changed out all your locks and locked you out of your own house and then declared it his own! Ryan violated our contract, thus invalidating my duty to pay and his right to receive payment. By breaching the Introversion license agreement and violating International copyright and intellectual property laws Ryan has forfeited his entitlement to payment and invalidated his original ownership that would have allowed him to re-sell the account under the first-sale doctrine. As it stands, he is now holding my account hostage and refused to refund payment. He is a thief and a criminal and I will not let him get away with this illegal conduct and behavior. He is not entitled to illegally profit and financially gain from the unlawful re-selling through duplicate distribution of Introversion's Intellectual Property.
Take a good look because this is the image of a thief, a pirate and a criminal. Behold, I present to you the infamous <snip>
Is TGR a MOFO?