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The "cracking scene" had its genesis in software publishers' lack of trust in their users.

"Casual users" were unwitting participants in the scene through consumption of cracked product, sometimes out of necessity. Beagle Bros. had a great solution to all this when they stopped using copy protection (and thus, the scene stopped distributing Beagle Bros. software, amongst other benefits).

We didn't start the fire.

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@yakkoj i wish i knew what happened to the beagle brothers. when i was a kid, they were my beatles. i had their peeks & pokes poster on my door (i'm not joking)

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