07-22-2010 05:51 AM
I would like to ask whether it's legal to use the BIS-B connection parameters outside the BlackBerry Alliance program. If I somehow became aware of the parameter required, but I am not a member of the alliance program, could I use it? Would that be legal?
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07-22-2010 05:55 AM
do you really need to ask this question?
other people pay a fee for it, that's all you have to know.
besides, this is a user-to-user forum, i really doubt somebody could get you legal advice about rim policies.
07-22-2010 06:04 AM
FYI, whenever I have asked for BIS-B, I have provided volume information and a target URL, so RIM knows where requests will be directed and how much data will flow.
07-22-2010 06:43 AM
i know developers use it. but that does not mean that it is legal.
07-22-2010 09:57 AM
So this is left to the developer? I saw all the stuff about BIS-B being reserved for alliance traffic (at a premium cost). This is not limited by the server? It is upto the developer to block this trasport from his app?
07-22-2010 10:05 AM
the transport is only used if the developer decides to do this. as of today there seems to be no limitation server-side, only the "secret" connection suffix.
if RIM goes after anybody using the service without permission: who knows?
07-22-2010 01:16 PM
"if RIM goes after anybody using the service without permission: who knows?"
And the point of my post above is that RIM can track the traffic on their infrastructure and can determine who has and who has not asked permission.
In addition, as I understand it (and this is not my area) it is against the terms of the Alliance Agreement to publish the code, so whoever has made this available, has broken their agreement.