How Many People "Steal" Software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by City of Glass, Apr 28, 2003.

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  1. City of Glass macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Northern California
    How many of you, out there, acquire your software with Acquisition or another GNU-negotiating gimmick (i.e., LimeWire, Morpheus, BearShare, Kazaa, Napster II, etc.)?

    This is an interesting subject, since so many seem to have their own copy of programs like "Adobe Photoshop" and "Final Draft".

    How many went into the Apple Store, or authorized reseller, and put money down?

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002

    If it doesn't fall into forbidden territory, it "may" be a poor topic choice that could quickly cross the line.
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    I asked this question once, and well lets just say the thread didn't last too long
  5. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2003
    Quote-> " I am NOT a crook"

    I for one have purchased well over twenty thousand dollars in software in the last 10 years.

    to name a few:
    7 copy's of photoshop, plus many upgrades.
    7 copy's of Illistrator, plus upgrades
    7 copy's of quark :mad:
    4 copy's of osx
    5 copy's of Jaguar
    7 copy's of ID3, GOODBYE quark
    1 copy of GoLive.
    And I wont even go into all the stuff from the mid to late 80's
    I am also a shareware junkie, and actualy pay for the ones that I like.
    I might be the ONLY person to have actualy sent money to Arlo Rose for Konfabulator, paid for 5 copy's to be exact.

    PS, I have been using Photoshop for many years, but unlike MANY in these forums, I do not think of myself as a photoshop god. I STILL learn something new all the time.
  6. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    Re: Quote-> " I am NOT a crook"

    Snap... I've been using it for about 9 years... and there's still bits and bobs that I don't know what they're for...

    I know so many people that have 'mastered' Photoshop.... and they still don't have a clue how to design... :p :p :p

    Actually I think they became Artworkers..... heh-heh
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Ok, this is getting stopped before it becomes an issue. Please don't discuss this sort of thing again....

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