soaringsynths wrote:You may disagree with me here but you're not exactly pirating the software, you've bought it, you just want to use it on two location computers that you own, and although the license may say this and that, you're not downloading and cracking it. I don't see a big deal about installing it on both machines. It's pedantic to throw a fuss over something this trivial.
As someone said, you're entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts.
When you buy Logic Studio, you're not buying software, you're buying a license to use it. The manufacturer decides on what the license you buy LEGALLY authorizes you to do, and clearly states it in the license agreement you agree to when installing the software. If you break the license agreement even though you agreed to it, you're making an illegal use of the software, and Apple can actually cancel the license and render it useless (Yes, I have seen it happen - although not in that kind of situation).
I'm not saying do this or do that. I'm just stating facts.
Also think of it like that: let's say you produce a great song, and you decide to place it in TV shows and or film. However, you don't want to sell an exclusive license to one client: you'd like to sell non-exclusive licenses of the track to various clients, for various films or TV shows. A client is interested in buying a non-exclusive license from you to use your track on a TV show. You inquire about that TV show, its budget, its exposure etc... and decide to charge them $1,000 for a one time use of your track for that TV show. You've calculate that price according to the use, the expected exposure of that TV show etc.
Now the same client wants to use that same track for another TV show. Legally, according to your agreement, the license they purchased was only valid for the one original TV show they told you about, and they should buy another license from you for this new use. Do you think they should buy that new license? Or do you think it's not worth throwing a fuss over it, and after all they've already paid for your track, so they can use it as they see fit? What if the client makes a new TV show every week and keeps using the track? What if the client has a friend who produces a film and wants to use that same track? It's not like the friend is downloading your track illegally or stealing the physical CD from a store, they're just borrowing the CD from your client.
Food for thought.