Licensing Question (hypothetical)

DCO-106 is a virtual polyphonic synthesizer precisely modelling every aspect of the beloved classic Juno-106 synthesizer.
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DarseZ
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Licensing Question (hypothetical)

Post by DarseZ » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:42 pm

Would the plugin still function if it can't connect to Cherry Audio? What would happen to our ability to use the plugin if Cherry Audio should ever close up shop?

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Re: Licensing Question (hypothetical)

Post by sincostan » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:20 pm

Good question.

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Re: Licensing Question (hypothetical)

Post by cherryaudio Greg » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:48 pm

Hi,

We don't have any plans to close up shop, but if the ship started sinking for whatever reason, we'd flip the switch so everything would stay activated.

Greg

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Re: Licensing Question (hypothetical)

Post by sincostan » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:04 pm

That sounds very assuring.

I don't expect that Cherry Audio will go out of business anytime. But when you think about to invest long-term in a system these questions start to matter and can become a deciding factor.

I plan to use VM a long time and want to get proficient with it. It's an important factor for me to know that you can use the tools a very long time in any case.

Spectrasonics is saying that they have an emergency plan and that all registered users would get a way for continued authorizations in the worst case in their Copy Protection FAQs. Without this I wouldn't had invest in their great but expensive software.

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Re: Licensing Question (hypothetical)

Post by silden » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:21 pm

sincostan wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:04 pm

Spectrasonics is saying that they have an emergency plan and that all registered users would get a way for continued authorizations in the worst case in their Copy Protection FAQs. Without this I wouldn't had invest in their great but expensive software.
I'd Like to see this in a CA FAQ too. It's a question I've asked (indirectly maybe) about VM a few times.
@ Greg - thanks for clarifying CAs position on this - maybe you could pass on the suggestion for a more formal statement. - Thanks

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