Corey Amaral wrote:wats wrong with downloadin it with limewire or sumtin...so wat if its "illegal"...its free n no one will care
OK, let's say you write a novel. You spend 14 months researching it, writing, editing and perfecting it, then you sell it to a publisher who pays you based on sales.
A month later sales are half what you expected and you're not making nearly the return you should for your work. You do some research and find out that some enterprising young buck has found the publisher's electronic data file with your text and has uploaded it to "limewire or sumtin." Downloads are brisk and you find that it's been downloaded 1,000 times - and you aren't seeing a dime of that.
You still think no one will care?
I'm not about to act all holier-than-thou and claim I've never downloaded anything questionable from the Web, but let's be realistic - it's never legal. I've paid for every copy of software I own for the last several years (and two computers) and I feel very good about it.
Don't you feel even a twinge of guilt when you get something in a not-quite-legal manner? I always did. I didn't like it, so now I buy what I use. It feels tons better.
Just my $.02.