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Old 5 July 2007, 10:06   #1
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Unauthorized Distribution Of NVIDIA Drivers on NGOHQ.com

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To Whom it May Concern:

We understand that you are distributing or facilitating the unauthorized distribution of NVIDIA’s drivers for its GPU and/or MCP products. We are writing to remind you that these drivers constitute intellectual property (“IP”), including copyrights, of NVIDIA. As the exclusive owner of this IP, under Section 106 of the Copyright Act, NVIDIA alone has the right to authorize distribution. Since you are not authorized, we ask that you immediately stop all activities that distribute, allow or facilitate distribution of NVIDIA’s drivers on your web site. Unauthorized distribution is a serious violation of NVIDIA’s intellectual property rights and if it continues, we will take the necessary steps to prevent further unauthorized distribution.

NVIDIA drivers that are distributed through authorized channels have been tested on the supported platforms that are included in the driver INF file, and are supported by NVIDIA and its OEM partners. Modifying drivers to add products that were not intended to be supported in the driver may cause more problems for customers due to limited testing and known problems on some products.

Please confirm that all unauthorized distribution has ceased within two weeks of the date of this letter by sending an email to dperez@nvidia.com

Sincerely,

Bryan "BDR" Del Rizzo
Senior PR Manager
MCP Business Group
2701 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Here's our official response to Nvidia.

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Old 5 July 2007, 10:13   #2
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"Modifying drivers to add products that were not intended to be supported in the driver may cause more problems for customers due to limited testing and known problems on some products."

How culd they write this shit after , probable a year without a DECENT driver , after all that bugs that ben here for years.All that user BETA testing shit. Now they pissed me off to the max.
Are they so fucked up , they droped support , dont give us drivers that works and support older cards. But send this BS .


nVidia is getting fucking lame latly , no maybe not latly, its a trend for them from most of time.

PS. Im writing my own letter to mister Perez
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Old 5 July 2007, 10:16   #3
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give them my "regards", also
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Old 5 July 2007, 10:49   #4
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Well I am going to hold off on emailing Mr. Perez for now as I am staff here and will wait for Regeneration's decision on how we are going to pursue this issue as a forum ...
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they sould be thankfull for the work you are putting down here at NGO, insted they are just beeing asses
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Old 5 July 2007, 11:13   #6
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Old 5 July 2007, 11:16   #7
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Well I am going to hold off on emailing Mr. Perez for now as I am staff here and will wait for Regeneration's decision on how we are going to pursue this issue as a forum ...
Dont worry mac i wont just diss the guy like 10years old boy. And i wont speak in the name of NGO ether . Rather explayn NORMAL USER side of the story. And ask about all the shit they do latly .

But i doub it change enything . But i have some time and will write it.
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Some posts above are flames. I was trying to make some people see a wider picture of the whole situation. But, if you considered it a flame I understand although I cannot agree.
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Old 5 July 2007, 11:52   #9
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Modifying drivers to add products that were not intended to be supported in the driver may cause more problems for customers due to limited testing and known problems on some products.
That's none of your business. The customer decides and the customer is always right.
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I can say that we do not have any intentions of removing ForceWare from our site.
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how strange that they Support the modded driver community, yet they send such an email.

i think they have lost the plot.

i will continue to provide my remix's, and if nvidia wishes to go, i will call all the users to pool money together to take them to court, AND WIN.
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