Program Piracy by Jim Butterfield

Program Piracy and Personal Ethics by Jim Butterfield
This is from TPUG magazine in 1984.

A number of isolated thoughts relating to piracy, copyright, legality and ethics.
I try not to sound as if I’m preaching on the subject of program piracy.
If a school student rips off a program that is sold commercially, it won’t cause me to
lose any sleep. But maybe it should cause him or her to lose a little sleep.

If someone steals a program and then feels rather tacky about it, that seems to
me to be an appropriate state of mind. With thousands of free programs
available, why liit one in the first place? But here’s what baffles me: I can’t
understand the types who steal programs and then seem to think that the theft
makes them the smartest people on earth. That’s smart?

It can be interesting and educational to look into protection mechanisms to see
how the trick is done. The area doesn’t interest me personally, but one can look
into inner workings of computers and disk systems, and learn things about their
mechanisms and logic. If someone tells me,”Hey … I figured out how Galactic
Zappers does their protection system”, I’m likely to reply, “Good detective work:
I bet you had fun doing it”.

If the same person tells me that a backup was produced, I’m still not too
worried. But when I hear about copies made for friends and relatives, I tend to
lose interest in the conversation and move away. ‘the annoying thing is that
such people seem to be expecting congratulations for performing an action to
help mankind. They see themselves as Robin Hood.

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What Copys What? (1988)

This was like the Original Parameter cross reference list. BUT after very much research I could not find a copy of it want place. UPDATE: I recent found a copy on Ebay, below are new screen shoots from this program.What copys what (1988)

 

Here is the file list for what’s in this program
DOWNLOAD HERE: ALL-LIST

There are 1653 entries in this program

 

 

 

Here is the COPY programs used in this programs

[00] ANYTHING WILL COPY IT
[01] SUPERKIT 1541 V1.0
[02] SUPERKIT 1541 V1.1
[03] SUPERKIT 1541 V2.0
[04] DISKBUSTERS V1.0
[05] DISKBUSTERS V2.0
[06] FAST HACK’EM V1.1
[07] FAST HACK’EM V1.2C
[08] FAST HACK’EM V2.0A
[09] FAST HACK’EM V3.0A
[10] FAST HACK’EM V3.1A
[11] FAST HACK’EM V3.50
[12] FAST HACK’EM V3.99
[13] FAST HACK’EM V4.0
[14] FAST HACK’EM V4.1A
[15] FAST HACK’EM V4.5A
[16] FAST HACK’EM V6.0
[17] FAST HACK’EM V6.02
[18] COPY II 64/128 V2.7
[19] COPY II 64/128 V3.0
[20] COPY II 64/128 V3.1
[21] MIRROR V3.0
[22] MIRROR V3.2
[23] MIRROR V3.3
[24] SUPER PARAMETERS GOLDEN OLDIES
[25] SUPER PARAMETERS 64/128
[26] SUPER PARAMETERS 100 VOL 1
[27] SUPER PARAMETERS 100 VOL 2
[28] SUPER PARAMETERS 100 VOL 3
[29] SUPER PARAMETERS 100 VOL 4
[30] SUPER PARAMETERS 100 VOL 5
[31] ULTRABYTE V3.0
[32] ULTRABYTE V4.0
[33] ULTRABYTE V5.0
[34] BULL’S-EYE
[35] SHOTGUN II
[36] GEOSBUSTERS V1.0
[37] GEOSBUSTERS V3.0
[38] CANNON C-128
[39] ELITE V3
[40] ELITE V4
[41] KRACKER JAX VOL 1
[42] KRACKER JAX VOL 2
[43] KRACKER JAX VOL 3
[44] KRACKER JAX VOL 4
[45] KRACKER JAX VOL 5
[46] KRACKER JAX VOL 6
[47] KRACKER JAX VOL 7
[48] RENEGADE
[49] RENEGADE PARAM #1
[50] RENEGADE PARAM #2
[51] COPY II V3.0 USE ‘HEART OF AFRICA’

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This disk has LOTS of Copy Protection on it, But it can be copied with Supercard+ WT Nibbler. More info from Jim Drew on the protection:

Tracks 1-4 are garbage and not used. Tracks 5-34 are error free,
but tracks 5-7 contain short header syncs.

I believe these are checked in the loader.

Track 35 is all AA’s (or 55’s depending how you look at it).
Track 36 is all weakbits (unformatted)..

The loading sequence is: 18, 7, 6, 5, 17, 18, 35, 36

What is interesting is that after track 36 is checked the head is
stepped between 35.5 and 36 quickly about 20 times, resting on 36.

Does anyone want to ‘crack’ this one?

Here it is, cracked my Master – What-copys-what

Double Dribble Password Book

Double Dribble disk did not contain any on disk copy protection.
BUT instead uses a manual/code book look-up. (SEE Below for the photos)
When you boot the game you immediate get this black screen below.
You need the RED Code sheet to enter the 4 digit Password to start the game.
In this case for C07 you would enter 8467, then the game would start.

Here is the Original RED code sheet – RED because it was hard to Photocopy back in the day. I just purchase an original one so I could re-scan this page:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I convert to B/W in Photoshop. Download and print this out: