There is a program you want to use. You have looked around and there is nothing else like it that you can find. It’s a very useful piece of code. However, you think that it is overpriced – if it were 60% of the price you’d happily pay. It’s not made by Big Corp Assoc, neither is it made by a lone guy – does this matter ? So you need the program, it’s not a whole lot of money (let’s say it’s $100 / £50) but it’s still more than you think it is worth (maybe it’s exclusivity causes the premium ?). Whatever. You have 3 choices:
- Do not use the software
- Use a cracked version
- Buy the code
The company will never find out (it doesn’t phone home) and no-one but you will know.
What do you do ?