I just got this private message on GearSlutz. I understand that money is tight, but this bugged me. Especially since this person targeted me because I am enthusiastic about the Nebula technology and how awesome it has been for my audio. I have done a bunch of reviews on GS and now this...... I just wanted to pass this on, and if any of you get a similar request, or if you have thought about doing the same thing, please don't. It may not be offering libraries up for free as cracked versions, but it is still theft and still disrespectful to the devs. As far as I am concerned, it is also disrespectful to the legitimate users. 'Nuff said.
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I was broke for a while and mentioned couldn't buy an X library I wanted in pm to someone who I met in GS. Dude offered me he could upload the one he bought as I could use it for a while until I bought it from the developer.
It was all good intention but I replyed I wasn't comfortable with it and thanked him.
I guess back then the community was smaller and "insidents" never happened like today but it wouldn't be fair to the developers who don't mind giving away very usable demo's.
Maybe you're right, and maybe I am overly-trusting. But since the last updated message that I attached in this thread, him and I have continued a back and forth messaging and none of it pertained to the idea of trading. I actually went into more depth about why I was so quick with my "NO". I know, that doesn't mean that he isn't still looking for the free stuff, but if he was looking for libraries to post, he wouldn't have wasted his time with idle friendliness after I had already shot down his offer. But you are definitely on the right track, lol. That's why I posted it in the first place, to let people know that some of the "pirate" tactics are more subtle than uploading torrents or cracks.
Like I said, I tend to try to trust people since we live in a typically untrustworthy world, it seems, so I am choosing to believe that he is done, for now. Could you guys post back here if you continue to get the request for a trade? I know that I am not the nebula police, nor am I pretending to be "holier than thou"....lol.....but now I am curious if this person is being up front with me in his responses since he apologized and said that he understands blah blah blah.