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Old 28th May 2009
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The equiv would be buying the whole process of making an sm57 so that you could then just make your own. If you own the software, you then have the right to do anything you want with it, including sell it.

So if I bought a plugin for $400, I could just make as many copies as I want and sell them for $200. And no one would need to buy from the developer who spend millions on developing it, they can just buy it from me for half the price since my development cost was $400.

My response was meant to be joking more than anything, but it does actually hold true. The only way to get around this problem is with a license to use it, not to own it. If physical objects like a 57 could be replicated by anyone at no expense, then they too would have the same issues as intellectual property.