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Old 27th April 2011 | Show parent
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The most infamous case of this sort of thing (that I'm aware of) is someone from Yacht admitting that they used cracked versions of Audio Damage products (which are very reasonably priced, I might add).

This quite understandably pissed off Chris Randall of AD, who blogged about the ordeal. Chris's original open letter appears to be online, but you can read his response to Yacht's apology over @ Analog Industries.

Originally Posted by ark View Post
I don't understand why anyone would try to make money from intellectual property (i.e. by producing music) if they're not willing to respect the intellectual property of their suppliers.

I guess there are a lot of hypocrites out there.
Absolutely. Well said!

Originally Posted by MarcB View Post
Rape, murder, serious assault, racism, homophobia etc is pretty disgusting

people admitting they have a cd with a cracked copy of cubase 3.7 hardly keeps me awake at night.
You're obviously not a programmer.

Also, I don't think the issue is whether or not someone has a CD with some cracked software, but rather whether or not professional musicians should make their living using pirated software (which is arguably akin to recording with stolen equipment).