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    to all

    i am glad there are some comments about the subject.

    i must to admit, and i think that everyone else
    here done that.

    sometime you see an amazing stuff over the net.

    for example check out the next link and browse the links in the flash.

    http://www.etherlords.com/flash/eng/news/index.php?f=3

    this example is not very sofisticated, but the effects
    and the graphics, i just couldn't stop myselff ripping the swf and
    study the flow of the swf, and the graphic.

    sometimes i think you just have to swallow the bitter
    pill and say, i don't care if my project willl be ripped,

    i know that i have done it, and i am proud of it.

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    i must to admit, and i think that everyone else here done that.
    Speak for yourself, and don't even dream that everybody else here does it. Why the h...k do you think we care about answering questions, posing questions in here, and some of us spending so much time on it as well - if we were all "doing it"? Why would we need foras like these??
    It must be a hard struggle to try to convince yourself that you're proud. Pride is the last thing people "doing it" have got.
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    This issue will never be resolved! Every once in a while such a thread comes up and the conclusion is usually but the same... A dead end!
    Coffee lounge stuff, at best!
    Can we get on with our lives?
    Last edited by oldnewbie; 08-18-2003 at 10:47 AM.

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    TheCaramella.....you think rembrand (the painter) never took a look and looked at the tacticts of other painters?
    i guess we all agree that stealing effects and sounds are cheap way to get/set your style.
    so TheCaramella...you think w ecant even take a look with a decompiler to look how they made it?
    remember my rembrand story ok...i think this is simmilar right?
    if not in what way it's not.

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    Tell me if this would work.

    You have a movie called my_hard_work.swf

    You have another movie called Dummy_clip.

    in Dummy_clip frame 1 call:
    loadMovieNum("my_hard_work.swf",2)
    stop()

    Publish Dummy_clip to the web.

    Can people still get the .swf for my_hard_work?

    would that prevent others from seeing the code of my_hard_work?

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    Treylok, that may fool some people, but it's not a secure method at all. Let's say you want to have a look at the .swf. You save Dummy_clip.swf to your hard drive, and then realise it won't work properly. And the filesize is probably under 1Kb. It's pretty obvious that there must be a loadMovie command in that file. They could use a decompiler to find the filename of the loaded movie, since it's stored in Dummy_clip. Or they could just empty their browser cache and load the Dummy_clip. All the other movies are now in the cache, easily recognised since the cache was emptied before.

    You may want to have a look at the thread Any interest in preventing your swf appear in other sites?

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    i wish people would stop talking about this sort of thing .

    swf is open-sourced, deal with it. its not even worthwhile encrypting the format - its not as if we're creating mission critical applications here.
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    If you're not interested in the subject - why do you waste time reading it?

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    TuLpFiCTioN: you came to the right person with the Rembrandt-stuff. As an artist, fines arts, I've been working with exactly that: copying - for some years ().
    I don't rip the code then, you see. 'cause the "code"'s inside the artists head, it's got to do with spirit etc. That's one of the differences between swf's and paintings. Some copiers are so good at what they do, that they can fool others about who created a masterpiece. But you know, the copiers don't ever become a master because of their copying.
    Copying other peoples work, and not putting it on the web as your own - that's what I mean you should do. (But don't forget: don't put it on the web, unless you tell people on the same web site where you got the inspiration from, and don't pretend you invented it!)
    Copy as much as you want to, but don't steal code, don't decompile it without asking. Don't you agree: it's much more fun, and much more of a challenge to recreate other people's work - on your own?
    Would it be fun for meg copying another painter's picture, knowing exactly how she or he did it? How they achieved their effects? Nope.
    So no good example. But nice try though.

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