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    HI guy's, I'm one of those people that buy hardware and don't really look at the paperwork inside because of the excitement of using said hardware. Anyway I purchased a midi key board and discovered I was given a free copy of NI's Kore and licence key. However after installing it and the service center it won't let me register it. when I try do it offline via the service center html doc, it block's my NI account and when i try do it online via the service center it keep's wanting to upgrade the service center. I have emailed them but to no reply since Sunday and since I am in South Africa, it's not so easy for me to pick up the phone and scream at a consultant. So here's my question, Would it be wrong to download the exact version of the software from a torrent site ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reveren Kamakaze View Post
    Anyway I purchased a midi key board and discovered I was given a free copy of NI's Kore and licence key. However after installing it and the service center it won't let me register it. when I try do it offline via the service center html doc, it block's my NI account and when i try do it online via the service center it keep's wanting to upgrade the service center.
    Did you try letting (or even) upgrading your Service Center and then re-installing it? And if the problem persists sometimes all it needs is a re-install of Service Center itself on your computer. However to answer your original question, no. I do not think it's immoral to torrent something you already have paid for, but I do prefer having the legit version since I did spend my hard earned money on the product.

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    Service center will do that update every time you start it. AFAIK there's no way to stop it.
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    Okay so maybe I'm updating wrong, but I did re-install everything but still the service center won't work, It say's it updating and I even put the target destination folder to a new folder on my desktop and when it's done the folder is empty and when I start it up again it updates again. @ColdFuzion, your right I had the legit version of FL5, for more than 4 years and I was unable to update it so I simply upgrade myself to Studio One 2

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    Is it technically illegal? yes.

    Is it wrong? No. It's like if I buy a vinyl record there's no point in ripping it if I can just download a copy.

    That's just my opinion and there are some people on here who are very serious about antiquated IP laws and protecting the rights of big copyright holders.

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    I thought you were allowed to have digital back-ups/copies of any format providing you own an original?!?! Hence why you are allowed to copy CD's to itunes/ipod for example and backup software in the event of a crash.

    Maybe someone in the know could clarify???
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    actually no you are not allowed to copy a cd to itunes, i know that is crazy. you can legally make an analoge copy of a cd so rip a vinyl or tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombruton69 View Post
    actually no you are not allowed to copy a cd to itunes, i know that is crazy. you can legally make an analoge copy of a cd so rip a vinyl or tape.
    More like Bizarre, why give the option then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tombruton69 View Post
    actually no you are not allowed to copy a cd to itunes, i know that is crazy. you can legally make an analoge copy of a cd so rip a vinyl or tape.
    That depends on the jurisdiction you're in, bro. Some places you're allowed to make a digital copy, some places you're not.

    Until quite recently in NZ, you weren't even allowed to make a tape copy of a record you had purchased.

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    I don't think we should have these discussions as to not incriminate the forums

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