DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE
Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software before buying it. If
you try a Shareware program and continue using it, you are expected to register.
Individual programs differ on details -- some provide all features for a limited
time, and some provide limited features without a time limit. With registration,
you get anything from the simple right to continue using the software to an
enhanced program with printed manual.
Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software, and the
copyright holder retains all rights, with a few specific exceptions as stated
below. Shareware authors are accomplished programmers, just like commercial
authors, and the programs are of comparable quality. (In both cases, there are
good programs and bad ones!) The main difference is in the method of
distribution. The author specifically grants the right to copy and distribute
the software, either to all and sundry or to a specific group. For example, some
authors require written permission before a book publisher may bundle their
software onto a CD.
Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You should find
software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether it's commercial or
Shareware. The Shareware system makes fitting your needs easier, because you can
try before you buy. And because the overhead is low, prices are low also.
Shareware has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the product,
you don't pay for it.
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of MP3 Sound Cutter must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"MP3 Sound Cutter is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties,
expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of
merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The author assumes no liability
for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of MP3 Sound
MP3 Sound Cutter is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge to the
user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your friends, but please do not
give it away altered or as part of another system. The essence of
"user-supported" software is to provide personal computer users with quality
software without high prices, and yet to provide incentive for programmers to
continue to develop new products. If you find this program useful and find that
you are using MP3 Sound Cutter and continue to use MP3 Sound Cutter after a
reasonable trial period, you must make a registration payment of $15.00 to
CooolSoft. The $15.00 registration fee will license one copy for use on any one
computer at any one time. You must treat this software just like a book. An
example is that this software may be used by any number of people and may be
freely moved from one computer location to another, so long as there is no
possibility of it being used at one location while it's being used at another.
Just as a book cannot be read by two different persons at the same time.
Commercial users of MP3 Sound Cutter must register and pay for their copies of
MP3 Sound Cutter within 30 days of first use or their license is withdrawn.
Site-License arrangements may be made by contacting CooolSoft.
Anyone distributing MP3 Sound Cutter for any kind of remuneration must first
contact CooolSoft at the address below for authorization. This authorization
will be automatically granted to distributors recognized by the (ASP) as
adhering to its guidelines for shareware distributors, and such distributors may
begin offering MP3 Sound Cutter immediately (However CooolSoft must still be
advised so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest version
of MP3 Sound Cutter.).
You are encouraged to pass a copy of MP3 Sound Cutter along to your friends for
evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy if they find that they
can use it. All registered users will receive a copy of the latest version of
the MP3 Sound Cutter system.