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Old 06-30-2002, 12:05 AM  
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This is a rumor.. Quite an amusing one at that.

People are using pirated copies of FlashFXP at an alarming rate. This has got to stop.

When checking for a new version if we determine the key being used has been pirated we may point the user to one of several web addresses.

This is an interesting url below is a quote from it.
What Are the Penalties for Pirating Software?

Software theft is a serious matter. If you or your company is caught copying software, you may be held liable under both civil and criminal law.

If the copyright owner brings a civil action against you, the owner can seek to stop you from using its software immediately and can also request monetary damages. The copyright owner may then choose between actual damages, which includes the amount it has lost because of your infringement as well as any profits attributable to the infringement, and statutory damages, which can be as much as $150,000 for each program copied. In addition, the government can criminally prosecute you for copyright infringement. If convicted, you can be fined up to $250,000, or sentenced to jail for up to five years, or both.

Apart from legal consequences, using copied or counterfeit software also means:

Greater exposure to software viruses, corrupt disks, or otherwise defective software

Inadequate or no documentation. No warranties

Lack of technical product support available to properly licensed users

Ineligibility for software upgrades offered to properly licensed users
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