- 03-11-12 09:40 AM #31Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2008 STS
- Join Date
- Mar 2012
Re: 2012 Navigation Disc
Now correct me if I'm wrong but when you upgrade to new maps your old ones are no longer needed. That being said, what is wrong with giving them to others less fortunate and in need of an upgrade or worse yet, don't even have a disc at all to run your nav system. I am one of the less fortunate ones that don't even have a disc set to use. This renders my nav system totally useless. What would be wrong if someone was kind enough to let me have their older version DVD disc? If anyone has a DVD set that I could have would you please email me. Please send email to inummer at aol dot com. It would be greatly appreciated.
Does the dealer charge for the firmware update? How much does it cost.
Again I thank everyone for their input. I stumbled on this site after purchasing my 2008 STS RWD. it has information that is invaluable.
- 03-11-12 11:53 AM #32
Quoting Rolex, our resident copyright enforcer / admin.
Exchanging copies of a copyrighted disc is illegal. Discussing illegal activities here is against the rules. You need to familiarize yourself with the net act and it's stiff penalties. Read on:
Pirated software is a crime:
The NET Act makes it illegal to reproduce or distribute copyrighted works, such as software programs and musical recordings, even if the defendant acts without a commercial purpose or for private financial gain.
"The term 'financial gain' includes receipt, or expectation of receipt, of anything of value, including the receipt of other copyrighted works.'.
I'll just add for clarification that the reselling or giving of ORIGINAL physical discs is fine. Anything involving copies, physical or otherwise, is not.
- 03-11-12 12:15 PM #33
Re: 2012 Navigation Disc
I wonder how hard it would be for the FBI's cyber crime division to find this thread and the IP addresses of all parties discussing software theft? And the folks outside the US are safe from US federal prosecution...right? Oh wait, the US has successfully extradited people from Europe and Australia to the US to face prosecution.
I think the net act's penalties are pretty harsh, and you guys can argue that software "sharing" is a victimless crime. But you are all fools for openly discussing this kind of thing on a public forum. A simple google search will pop this thread right up for anybody to see.
Keep it up fellas.