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    JD
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    I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but Black Friday made me think about it more. I think I’m done purchasing plugs that you can’t re-sell (transfer license). The “upgrades” and “new versions” are getting a little out of control for me. I feel my hard earned money is going to a lease, not like a piece of hardware that is more likely to hold some value.

    I do believe that eventually there will be a market for “vintage” plugins and instruments, but you will have to have an equally “vintage” computer to run them. Or simply, everything will become a subscription based model, and you have no other choices but to keep up or die.

    What do you all think?

    #33713 Reply
    Kery Michael
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    Makes sense to me. If I can’t sell something than do I truly own it? Maybe that’s evidence that you don’t own any of your software. but the companies are just allowing us limited access to “their” software.

    #33715 Reply
    NY Composer
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    I don’t know what company you are referring to. Sounds like Waves.

    I’ve have other plugins that have been in use for years with no problems.

    #33716 Reply
    JD
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    I’m not picking out a specific company, but I did just purchase Spitfire BBC Orchestra. I have several other libraries from Spitfire and love them, but just read on another site that the licenses/software cannot be sold or transferred. Not sure that would have changed my mind on the purchase, but it will definitely affect my future purchases with such companies.

    #33717 Reply
    NY Composer
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    I really don’t think this is anything new.

    There are plenty of virtual instruments that are non-transferable.

    BTW, the terms and agreement should appear before you download.

    #33726 Reply
    Mc_GTR
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    In Europe, it’s is illegal not to be able to resell a library. The developers adhere to local laws, where ever they live, but seems there is a potential frontier there..

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