-------- is this for real?

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So a friend told me about this, it seems dodgy but he has gotten some things from it (he is a student). Some how I have to feel that the terms and conditions are really trying to stretch the law.

“Warez” refers primarily to copyrighted works traded in violation of copyright law. The term generally refers to illegal releases by organized groups, as opposed to peer-to-peer file sharing between friends or large groups of people with similar interest using a darknet. It usually does not refer to commercial for-profit software counterfeiting. This term was initially coined by members of the various computer underground circles, but has since become commonplace among Internet users and the mass media.

Sounds like by definition they are shady/illegal.

of course that’s not legal.
its the internet version of bootlegging.

by buying these products from this source you are supporting bottom feeding leaches…not to mention I wouldn’t trust them with my CC number.

My opinions about pirated software and music has completely changed the older I’ve gotten. When I was a self-centered student I didn’t think much about some free music or software, justifying by saying that I was a poor student and many of the applications where prohibitively expensive.
I now feel totally different. People and companies work their ass off to make the tools we depend on as designer. If you can’t respect that, you deserved to get your fancy widget ripped off by someone who couldn’t afford a snobby designer.

Note: putting the control of music back in the hands of musicians and listener is a good things. Makers need to be rewarded for their efforts.

closed an thread edited. we can’t have links to illegal sites on core.