what the difference between pirated and 'buy' versions of final cut express?

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  1. crackstein macrumors member

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    If you were me, will you buy it or pirate it?
     
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    Depends on what it is used for. If you're going to use it for work, meaning that you will get money buy using it, buy it. If you just want to try it and do some basic home video editing, then I would just download it.

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    One version has a virus*. Btw,

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  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    buy it.

    I've met people who pirate photoshop, pro tools etc just to have the icon on their desktop and dabble around here or there and generally suck as a result.

    FCE is only what $175 bucks probably cheaper if you're a student. I guarantee you'll be a better operator if you drop the cash and have a legit license.
     
  7. DustyLBottoms macrumors regular

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    If I were you, I wouldn't ask people I've never met about illegal things.

    Remember, we all have real jobs too - some might even be law enforcement.
     
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    *Logs IP address of OP*
     
  9. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    o.o
     
  10. crackstein thread starter macrumors member

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    School is going to start soon! Any good educational softwares?

    I've bought iWork and going to buy Final Cut Express. What's next?
     
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    That would have to be one bored cop to pursue an illegal downloader who may or may not download software illegally.:D
     
  13. crackstein thread starter macrumors member

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    did he get paid? :D
     
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    Piracy is something that isn't exactly morally lined up, but necessary if you want something that costs 2500 you can't afford, say CS5. I have CS5 through my work, and therefore it is a legal copy, same with FCE and a host of other programs.

    I would be lying if I said I had nothing that was torrented on my machine, but the number of programs has decreased a lot.

    You can pirate apps just as easily as buy in most cases. Sometimes you have the problem of getting deactivated, but that goes with the territory.


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  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    since when is piracy necessary? Only the CS5 Master Collection costs $2500, and it's one of adobe's low volume sellers because many people don't have the skill to use all those Apps.
     
  16. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    necessary perhaps for you to learn? Maybe for school or work.
     
  17. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    If you want to learn it for work, they should foot the bill.

    If you are in school, adobe gives you a very cheap license that you can use as a full commercial license even after you graduate. CS5 Design Standard for $300 bucks all the way up to Master Collection for $899.
     
  18. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:

    Wow, that seems expensive for a school discount. Here at IU/PU we get this stuff way cheaper:

    I bought Adobe CS 5 Design Premium for $29.00, Mac Office 2008 for $20.00, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit for $25.00...etc. I know FC and LP are also very cheap....I would have to look up the prices as I don't know them off the top of my head..

    Anyway, yes, I would check my school to see what kinds of discounts if you can get.
     
  19. Yimbie macrumors member

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    Hey, I go to IU! I didn't pay for any of those though... the CS5 Design Premium is free if you just get it through IU Ware and same with Mac Office 2008.
     
  20. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Actually yes it's cheaper at my school too (Office Mac, Win 7 Ultimate for free, but we don't get CS5 for those prices. More like $199 for design premium -> $600 for Master collection).

    anyway op sorry i'll stop thread jacking.
     
  21. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    for some people, $300 is more than their books cost.
    for some people, $300 is what they pay for tuition at a CC.
    for some people $300 is so much money it seems like the lottery.

    and $899..... well just damn, that's more than the average PC even costs.
     
  22. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    meh, I give up.

    I'm sure the ones floating around on teh interwebz are probably trojaned up anyway lol.
     
  23. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    I may or may not be able to afford CS5 and I may or may not have it on my laptop. Also, I may or may not have had to reinstall due to it getting deactivated. ;)

    $899 is "very cheap"? Dang. I want to be your child then.

    My tuition for CC is just around $1000 a semester. Why do I go to community college for my first year or two? Maybe because even $1000 is a lot to shell out just for school.

    Basically, if you feel like you're stealing, and you'll feel bad, don't download it.

    If you don't care, well, no one is stopping you.

    But like some said a few posts back. If you are going to be professionally using them and making money off them, buy it. If it's just for practice or fun... well you can decide. :cool:

    Disclaimer: Every time you pirate something, something bad happens to something cute (or something like that) ;)
     
  24. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    That's why you should also pirate VMWare and a copy of Windows to run your trojaned pirated software on. Completely safe from your Mac. The performance hit will be the only price you pay....literally lol...

    Joking...sort of :D
     
  25. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    And to directly answer your question:

    If you were to go the pirated route, if you found a full version, it should, in theory, be the exact same thing. Minus all the legal stuff. :D
     
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