Hey guys, first let me start this post off by saying in no way am I a supporter of any type of illegal downloading/distribution of any kind. I think its wrong, and it hurts the developers/artists. If you like a piece of software, then buy the damn thing. It actually kind of pisses me off to think I work my ass off to pay for this shit, and others are getting it for free. I'm sure most of you can agree with me which is one thing I really like about this forum. It seems like this shit is everywhere and its nice to come to an informative place without it. On to my question... Due to the fact I know very little about pirating, I am very ignorant on the whole thing. I like to stay informed and in the know as much as possible, and I've learned some stuff about it, but there's one thing I don't understand that left me quite amused actually. I read on another forum someone made the mistake of posting about his/her illegal software usage/downloading. Another forum member commented on the post and said something along the lines of "Dont make money using warezed software" At first I figured that was a no brainer...who is going to sell software they downloaded? That sounds like a sure fire way to get your ass in a first person experience of the TV show OZ. But then another forum member made a comment agreeing saying "yeah, making money using warez is a big no no" Then I thought about it for a second, and it seemed like they weren't saying "don't sell the software", they said don't make money "using" the software. I found that rather amusing and confusing... Say you download a DAW, or maybe the infamous WAVES Diamond bundle that EVERYONE seems to mysteriously have these days and you use these programs to create an album in your home studio. You release the album whether on your own or through a label and you make money selling the album. How the hell will a developer such as waves, or cubase know whether or not the software you used to make the album was legal or not? How will they even know you are using their software? Is this just a pathetic attempt on our parts to try and dissuade the pirates out there? If so, I find that rather amusing. I'm all for trying to stop these guys, but come on lol Am I just misinterpreting the whole thing? Please excuse my ignorance. lol Thanks again for all your guys' help out there! I really appreciate this forum and all of your contributions. And props to all the people on here that are against pirating. We have to keep spreading the love for the developers so they can continue giving us the software we want and need.