[SOLVED] Private API legal issue



  • Hello all.I have a question about private API usage.Let say i have a private API which developers need access key assign to them to identify them so they can access them.I manage to have hold of that though i am not suppose to have it so i have a few questions.

    1)Can the site owner discover the illegal usage of the API usage and track it back to me?

    2)Is there any legal repercussion if i use it without their knowledge.

    Thank you


  • Moderators

    That depends on the website's policies.


  • Moderators

    It's not really a Qt related question so you should post it in the non-Qt part of the forum.

    But anyway, consider this example:

    There's a house that people need a key to open. I manged to get a hold of that key although I'm not suppose to.
    Can the house owner discover I'm using the house when he's not around?
    Are there any legal repercussion if i use it without his knowledge?

    I hope this clears things up. In case there's any doubt: The answer to both is "yes" and you should return the keys and not use the house unless agreed with the owner.



  • [quote author="Chris Kawa" date="1417446889"]It's not really a Qt related question so you should post it in the non-Qt part of the forum.

    [/quote]

    Because the API is going to be use on Qt app. So you mean the site administrator can trace it to my app if I use it.

    Unrelated what is the third post about?. What to discuss on profit.


  • Moderators

    [quote author="Treamy" date="1417448675"]Because the API is going to be use on Qt app. So you mean the site administrator can trace it to my app if I use it.[/quote]It doesn't matter if they can trace you or not. If you want to use the API, you should respect the API creator's wishes.

    [quote author="Treamy" date="1417448675"]Unrelated what is the third post about?. What to discuss on profit. [/quote]It's just a spammer. Ignore him.


  • Moderators

    Whether an admin can trace you depends on the API. Some can, some can't, some don't care enough. There's only one way to find out. The illegal one.



  • Ok. Thanks and my query is answered so topic solved



  • Ok. Thanks and my query is answered so topic solved

    As for vtnawd, I am independent programmer and unrelated to digia. I just use digia open source product which is Qt Creator and it is free


  • Moderators

    [quote author="Treamy" date="1417449589"]As for vtnawd, I am independent programmer and unrelated to digia. I just use digia open source product which is Qt Creator and it is free [/quote]
    Don't bother. This guy is as hard headed as they come. Might as well talk to a wall. We tried.


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