Originally Posted by Thomas W. Bethe
IMHO software trials are not the same as having someone go out and record a group at a remote location. There are real costs involved in doing remote recordings including equipment, gas and your time. A software trial is downloading something off the net which takes no skill or the expenditure of any "real" money. FWIW
I do not think that "it's the same" but what happens to a company that spend a year or two creating a new powerful software (with cost for employees, computers, rent for the space the company lives in and so on) if they offer their product for free on the net and no one buys it? Software does not happens by itself, it's brains and hard work and those brains also needs nutrients and somewhere to sleep at night.
Just becasue you download ones and zeros thru an internet connection does not make the effort that went in to create those ones and zeros nill. There are many companies and people in the law business focusing purely on what is called intellectual property. Think about it.
It seems you just refuse to think rational and from a business and economical point of view and just hang on to a gut feeling which does not have much to do with the reality of starting and running a business.