Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



710 posts

Ultimate Geek


Topic # 94055 5-Dec-2011 11:28 Send private message

I made a MS Access form saved it as a template and share it with others to use, is this illegal? Cause I keep getting the file removed from Mediafire for violation.  Templates are shared all over the internet.

Anyway I just email them this time to ask why. Just wondering maybe we are not allow to share MS office templates?

Oh the MS Template I made is just a logbook design for the Silent Hunter 5 game.  Open up the form and use it during your patrol to keep a Captains U boat log.  Simple to make and my own work.

Create new topic

xpd

GTA5 Nut
6194 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 249

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 553965 5-Dec-2011 11:55 Send private message

Because its only a template, you'd think the person opening it would have to have their Office licensed etc therefore who cares if templates are uploaded everywhere... there might be some clause in the fine print of the Office T&C that says youre not meant to and Mediafire are taking things seriously and to the letter to cover themselves.







710 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 553966 5-Dec-2011 11:56 Send private message

Weird my Skyrim books catalog created using Excel is still available to download from Mediafire. But every time I upload a MS Access form is gets taken down from mediafire.



710 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 553970 5-Dec-2011 11:59 Send private message

xpd: Because its only a template, you'd think the person opening it would have to have their Office licensed etc therefore who cares if templates are uploaded everywhere... there might be some clause in the fine print of the Office T&C that says youre not meant to and Mediafire are taking things seriously and to the letter to cover themselves.



Ah okay. So its not illegal that's what I was worried about. I can understand if mediafire are just covering themselves.  Oh well the file is under 1mb so maybe I could just use a email address to share it.

xpd

GTA5 Nut
6194 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 249

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 553980 5-Dec-2011 12:26 Send private message

If you want, I can host it for you on my site.




I iz your trusted friend
5272 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 45

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 554002 5-Dec-2011 12:58 Send private message

Do you have macro in it or something? As an MDB file can be precompiled as MDA (MDB application) and could potentially be executing system command.

A workaround is share it on SkyDrive or Dropbox, both have public folder.




Internet is my backyard...

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...» «Photo blog: I see...»

Please read the Geekzone's FUG




710 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 554394 6-Dec-2011 11:50 Send private message

silly me I download the form from another pc and it brings up an error & warning about it not finding C:\my docs\New folder\. So to the down loader who might be new to access might think this warning is not good and report it to mediafire.

I change the save to C:\ so when they now open it, Access is going to find c:\ and wont state an error. I think. It worked for me.

Anyways thx for the offer xpd might take it up another time. I'm now using SkyDrive for the time being.

This was their reply so I'm guessing some one reported my upload.
quote
Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. Mediafire is legally bound to remove any content reported in a proper DMCA notice without prejudice. Unfortunately, once they are removed, we are not able to re-instate the file, however it can be re-uploaded.

If your file was reported in error, please contact the reporting party to file a complaint. The reporting party's contact information was supplied with the notice you received.

Best Regards,
Mediafire




Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Does NZ need better gun laws?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by Geektastic on 1-Sep-2014 23:09 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by testha on 1-Sep-2014 20:06 (107 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Ashburton WINZ shooting
Created by gzt, last reply by Geektastic on 1-Sep-2014 23:12 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by Geektastic on 1-Sep-2014 23:19 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Cirque du Soleil Cellphone Hijack
Created by myopinion, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Sep-2014 18:01 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Lightbox quality comments
Created by ronw, last reply by Lurch on 1-Sep-2014 20:14 (99 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Sluggish Macbook
Created by SATTV, last reply by SATTV on 30-Aug-2014 22:21 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 1-Sep-2014 11:32 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.