1. OPTOBOT

    OPTOBOT OPTOBOT

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    What are peoples opinions of cracked software? Have people had any really bad pitfulls of using cracked software?
     
  2. andylab

    andylab Junior Members

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    Before I buy any software I always get a 'demo' version and then try it out first, see if I like it or not. I used to have cracked copies of sx and xp. my pc was continuously crashing until I bought real versions and never had a problem since. saying that some people don't run into any problems.
     
  3. SketchySteve

    SketchySteve No Social Conscience

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    Guess it all depends, much like music. I dont feel at all guilty about downloading microsoft products (it not like bill needs the money) but you should support the small specialist devlopers - just like the MP3 thing really. Think before you copy.
     
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    Triskele Korma-kaze

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    With all the sites out there offering registration codes and licence keys, its a wonder that any software company makes any money.

    It'll be nice to see how many of the "non downloaders" of mp3's actually use Pirate software in any shape or form.
     
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    jsainsbury Forum Addict

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    i use it and im unashamed

    i simply couldnt afford any of it

    when/if i make money from music, ill buy some
     
  6. Skenkl

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jsainsbury @ Jan 18 2004, 04:42 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> i use it and im unashamed

    i simply couldnt afford any of it

    when/if i make money from music, ill buy some [/quote:c36a7a6f90]
    :dito:
     
  7. Monkey Do

    Monkey Do #1 Internet Toughguy

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    Yeah, but how high up your priorities list is it going to be? Not very I reckon.

    I can't afford a racing car but maybe it's ok for me to nick one from work and then pay them back if I win the World Championship?
     
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    The difference is that car is an actual tangible object that you would be taking away from someone else. As long as someone isn't releasing any tracks or making any money, using pirated software doesn't really harm anyone.

    My personal opinion is that it is fine, but once you release something it is your obligation to buy whatever software you used.
     
  9. jsainsbury

    jsainsbury Forum Addict

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    well, i would love to buy some, coz i'm not happy with the stabilty of using a fully crakced software system

    i just cant afford to buy everything i've tried out and then not used just to maybe end up getting 4 or 5 desert island plugs, that i would quite happily pay for if i had an income

    cracked software is giving me the option to output my creativity in amazing ways, its great
     
  10. JPsychodelicacy

    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SketchySteve @ Jan 18 2004, 03:17 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Guess it all depends, much like music. I dont feel at all guilty about downloading microsoft products (it not like bill needs the money) but you should support the small specialist devlopers - just like the MP3 thing really. Think before you copy. [/quote:e950725550]
    Of course, the sad thing is that a legit copy (or at least a copy of a legitimate build) of Windows is absolutely vital if you're going to have any kind of stability whatsoever. :no:

    Of course, truth is that big-name music software is almost always underwritten and paid for by pro studios and full-time audio mungers - not a bunch of bedroom enthusiasts seeing how good they are at writing a bit of psy-trance.

    Having said that, when it comes to the situation wrt small-fry developers, I have paid for most of the plugins that I use regularly, and try to use free plugins where I haven't coughed up. Yet again though, it's only through playing around with the cracked versions that I knew which were good and which were crap, so it's a bit swings-and-roundabouts.

    J.
     
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