Originally Posted by Soulbrother
I hate to be the one to tell you this... but if you are using software you did not pay for, then you have robbed someone.
Except that that's not the case is it? Software is something you can make a copy of.
If I steal a car, I am depriving it's rightful owner of a car. Thus it's stealing.
If I make a copy of something that is so expensive I would never have bought it anyway, I haven't deprived anyone of anything, have I?
Waves prices it's software for professionals whom it expects to be able to spend 10, 000 on them. And those people, being as they are legitimate businesses, pay the money. But as we all know, pretty much every scruffy guy you see in Guitar Centre has a crack of Waves plugins on his P.C. at home.
With that kind of logic I want you to create a track.
Take your time and you and 250 of your friends build the track from the ground up.
Program everything, make it sound amazing to the point where everyone really loves it.
Now you send me the track, but because it's now on the internet it's fair game.
I take it and don't pay you for it. I use it to make money,
I send it to all of my friends and they make money as well.
Meanwhile you are still not getting any money for the track you created, that is now making me money.... DOES THAT SOUND RIGHT TO YOU?
What you are talking about is called STEALING!
It is the property of Waves and it's 250 employees.