Rapidshare deletes illegal files, so instead of sharing Rapidshare links, sites nowadays apparently started sharing
Let's break it down:
However, these are all implementation issues. The problem here is that a bunch of freelance programmers (I'm assuming) think that by hardcoding and source-closing the key to their wanna-be-open-source application, it will somehow deter people who make it their job to crack it.
Since you still want the average boob (that is, the average dumbbell) to be able to operate the program and download the stuff, you need to make it accessible enough for him/her. Once it's that accessible, it's accessible to any IRAA/MPAA/<enter agency name> agent to reach as well, since they are at least as smart as the average bear, err... boob.
You're telling me a well funded agency can't open the stupid program and click the link? They can't write a program that automatically opens the other program and clicks the link? Really? Oh, this is ultra super secure now? You can write a Visual Basic program that does that in 10 minutes.
(please don't write a visual basic program)
I've emailed at least one website that does that, trying to get a decent answer for this. Still no response.
As to the JDownloader developers: Your program doesn't work, and your super ultra secure technology is closed source i-wouldn't-touch-it-with-a-ten-foot-pole icky. Yes, icky. You've secured nothing!
Fox21.at [fox21.at] release various Perl programs. One of them is called dlc2txt (oh, here's the Google Translate for it). Using this program, given the key and host, you can just crack DLC files yourself.
Of course the developers keep the key in JDownloader only. They also issues two other keys for two other programs (one of them written in Python) and threatened them not to reveal the key. The other programs and JDownloader keep the key closed source by compiling it.
So you have to use JDownloader or the other programs.
Here is a fully detailed post on how to crack DLC completely.
I will probably write a Perl module to use this new kickass webservice that cracks DLC for you.
Meanwhile, please quit trying to convince people that your new thinga-ma-gic protects them even though it really doesn't. It only adds complexity for the user (much more than for an agent) and pisses people (like me) off.