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Demon internet used this, and I think maybe still do: http://echannel.www.demon.net/helpdesk/technicallibrary/sdu/... Funnily the images on the page actually show that they are using an evaluation copy!

I've sent them an email referencing this story to see if they step up and at least make a donation.

Would be great if some more people could email them as I don't see them taking a random email like I've sent seriously.

EDIT: Demon internet is an ISP based in the UK.




Some ISPs did license it properly on behalf of their users, and I think demon may have been one (sorry no records as I left the company Trumpet Software some years ago, except the builds I did which are on an archive I still have). You don't want to know how messy the typical licensing arrangements for ISPs ended up though... at the end of the day it was a headache for both us and the ISP. Bottom line was if your version came up unregistered, in all likelihood it wasn't properly licensed as each ISP would have received their own customized build encoding the ISP (or distributor's) name. Needless to say, the number of builds I did was a couple of magnitudes smaller than the number of ISPs using it ;)




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