Well I went and did it

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  1. Tarkovsky macrumors 6502

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    Scraping the barrel of my student overdraft/account I got myself an iMac 24 with only the ram upgrade. Its on its way and of course I'm biting my nails and pooing my undergarments as to whether or not the iMac will get updated. I've firmly betted not here. Despite all that sissytalk, I'll just charm them them into having it back if they do make a major upgrade. Do you iLife 07 be available for a sneaky DL? Legality aside I'm pretty much entitled to the software! I'm not asking for a link! I wondered also whether the CD will do multi install or if it's heavily protected... If its not ill just threaten apple with sending the thing all the way back to them and having to make them send it all the way back to me, which is going to cost them a hell of a lot more than just chucking an iLife 07 disc my way.

    Damn my impatient British bottom!
     
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    I'm not asking for assistance in the matter. And I just don't see it that way. Sure using hacked software is a bit dodge, but if I had waited a couple of days it would have been bundled, so why should I be penalised for the 'I wan't it now' attitude that keeps our fair nations economies rolling?
     
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    How about because these fair nations have laws..?
     
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    isnt there usually an upgrade or discount for those that purchased machines not long before the release of a new version? like say half price iLife, or something?
     
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    To be fair if you wanted ilife 07 you should have waited a week,

    Tis your own fault, not as if you didnt know it was coming
     
  7. Tarkovsky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers Cybix! Thats exactly the sort of info I was looking for!

    Sam and Someguy. Don't be so riddiculous and evangelical about copyright law. As much as I respect the need for developers to gain returns on their investments, half of them would have been unable to develop their applications, or learn to programme without infringing the same laws which they earn from. Students shouldn't have to bother with copyright if its part of their course. Imagine game design students forking out the 3,000 for 3D Max! no, no, no, no no. This is one example where the american model has it all entirely wrong. Investment in public education, and as well as other public services and healthcare actually benefits buisiness in the long run as that now ailing economy, drained from the mass retirement of the baby boomer generation so well illustrates.
     
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    Tarkovsky, would you be so zealous and - dare I say it, evangelical - in your anti-copyright law stance if it were you who were to lose business because others flouted it? Just asking.
     
  9. plinden macrumors 68040

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    iLife is part of your course? How interesting.

    Apple offers a $20 discount on iLife to those in education but it doesn't offer it for free, so no matter how you try to rationalize it, if you don't pay for it you're stealing.

    Where did you get this sense of entitlement from?
     
  10. Tarkovsky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because my iMac will arrive after the keynote. Furthermore, if you had read what I wrote you would have seen that I'm all for copyright law, to a point. Its called pragmatism. No law is absolute. iLife will probably feature a new version of ical which is invaluable to any student. If providing people with free software now means they can pay for more later, that is a comparative advantage, and helps everyone.

    Also to reiterate my first point I could send my old mac back with a refund. Buy a new one, which would come with ilife. It would just waste more time, money and C02 for everyone if I did so. It would in fact save apple money if I downloaded it illegaly. I always buy the software I use, except windows, because its 200 of my english pounds. errgh.
     
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    Closed for rules violations. Insulting posts deleted.
     
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