The cracked uploads definitely made people aware of Nebula, which may generate some sales. But let's be realistic sir: who is reading about Nebula on these crack-ware sites....? Potential customers? Very few. Think about it; most of the people perusing those sites are looking for FREE DOWNLOADS....koda wrote:I spent more than 200$ in the last 2-3 weeks and I'm just a very easy going hobbist, like doing a song each 7-8 YEARS, because I have many other hobbies as well and I like to rotate between them (and I don't have money to throw out of the window).
I really don't understand why a professional working with Nebula and considering how cheap the libraries are shoudln't buy originals.
At the end it's just a matter of coscience, since everything can be cracked sooner or later (unless you go iLok2 wich at the moment seems to resist since none of the audio pirates wants to invest time/person to crack it).
By the way I firmly stand on the point that the public released nebula programs on audio warez sites did a big advertising to the whole nebula world.
Now for sure a far wider audience knows this project.
I am glad for people to hear about it, and I am glad that you spend money on good tools for your work, be it pro or hobby. And as I said already, I love your positive outlook, as I am a hopeless optimist. But I don't think that your care-free attitude is a good one for the masses, lol. I WANT people to be concerned, be aware, and be angry about theft. Have you ever had anything stolen from you? Have you ever worked very hard and found out later that the work was not being paid for when you had been depending on the money, even a little bit of money? It's crappy, and I don't think that any amount of "free advertising" on the crack-ware sites is going to be a good thing for any dev.