Demoing computer products is not an option for me a few years ago with my 56k downloading a file that was almost a gigabite in size such as the demo
for photoshop would have taken days. Also I was refering to what Photoshop was a few years ago not the current version, back then it sucked compared
to Corel Photo-Paint.
Old post, so my reply is also obsolete.. most of my replies to these older posts are to display things which from people can learn certain things,
even if the post itself would otherwise be too old to reply to.
First of all, there is no such thing as a "gigabite". You must mean a GigaByte (GB).
Second of all, 2002 version of Photoshop does not take a GigaByte, let alone a demo version of it (if such even exists).
Third of all, a faster modem in 2002 would have cost you much less than your alleged price for the Photoshop.
Fourth of all, it's completely lawful to copy information and programs, it's not piracy, it's not stealing. Sharing is caring, and copying is
lawful. Information belongs to all for free! There is no such thing as "intellectual property"! Either something is physically your property, or it
isn't. You can't OWN something you spread around the world as copies. You can own the CD that contains the Photoshop, but you can't own the bits
that form a copy of it. This is just the result of brainwashing and people not knowing the difference between LEGAL and LAWFUL.
People accept that copying is piracy all of the sudden, when it has nothing to do with such awful activity. Piracy is something the "powers that be"
did a long time ago, with their voodoo rituals and such. Pirates used the same Skulls&Crossbones symbol in their flags as the Nazi SS troops used on
their caps, and the "Skulls&Crossbones" 'society' (or whatever it is) uses - the club that most presidents and a lot of celebrities and so-called
"leaders" belong to. It's a masonic death cult symbol, that TPTB want to normalize, and "piracy" is terminology that they want to be able to use
How anyone could even equate copying something with stealing is beyond me. If I see you have a nice Ferrari, and while you are sleeping, make a
perfect copy of it - have you lost your Ferrari? No. You are not even aware of what I am doing. Yet you might manufacture 10000 Ferraris, and claim
that because people make copies of them, not -enough- people are buying them from you, so they are stealing. When in fact, the people who make copies
of the Ferraris might not even be able to afford to buy them, so it's a moot point, and no loss for anyone in any case, or they wouldn't buy it in
any case anyway, in which case there's also no loss. Copy or no copy, I wouldn't buy your Ferrari. And you still have your Ferrari, I have not taken
anything away from you. Have I really stolen something? No.
It's like a food recipe. If someone pays for a lesson on how to make a banana cake, and then gives you the recipe, and you make your own banana cake,
have you stolen someone else's banana cake? No. You might not take the lesson where you get the recipe, because you already copied the recipe from
your friend (a natural human function is to share information, it's the very basis of all our communication!), but is that really stealing from the
cook who sells the lessons? No!
So stop calling copying "pirating" or "piracy", and stop thinking there's something morally wrong (there isn't) about it, or unlawful (there
isn't) about it. The only thing is if you have performed a joinder - and thus consented to being governed by the legal system (and all it's acts and
statutes, which they create out of thin air every year, and no one can know them all), then it CAN be "illegal".
But it can never be unlawful. And those who have not consented to being governed by acts and statutes, do not have to obey the legal system
whatsoever. Only the LAW.
Learn the difference, learn to think, see what they are trying to do, and you should really be free from suffering from high software prices.