Yes, but there are also many that says you can't. Spitfire, 8Dio, Orchestral Tools and as far as i remember East West. Allowing re-sale isn't too normal. Also, a lot of those who does still takes a transfer fee (Sound Iron, Project Sam etc.). There is a thread somewhere on the forum about companies that allows resale, you should always check that or check directly with the developer before setting something up for saleThere are many sample libraries that are saying it's okey to resell items.
This is the resales thread. It's easy to miss, but it's actually pinned to the top of the Sample Talk section.There is a thread somewhere on the forum about companies that allows resale, you should always check that or check directly with the developer before setting something up for sale
This. The point of leverage is before you buy. When they introduce a new product, add it to the conversation, "I would buy it if they would consider allowing resales."Nowadways, there is a way higher chance that i will buy from a developer who allows license transfers than one that doesnt, with only a few exceptions.
Well said on the developers rights.At the risk of sounding simplistic, the issue of refunds, resale, etc would not even exist if everyone showed respect for the intellectual property rights of developers. We all know that is not the case.
I agree whole-heartedly with the sentiment. I am very wary of purchasing from any developer that does not allow for resale or refunds.
In Alex's case I heard so many positive reviews, and listened to so many lovely demos - and (this is key) I was able to examine the MIDI files for his demos so I had a clue about what I might need to do, so I took a leap of faith on Cinematic Strings. After that I had no doubts, and gladly licensed the rest of his libraries.
I wish this were simpler!
if its possible for developers like project sam it should be possible for every developer. thats my two cents about this and i never understood why some other big developers dont allow this. its just not fair.Well said on the developers rights.
It is very complicated for the developers to allow resales, transfers, due to piracy and the survival of their companies.
Having that said, it is also not fair for the ones who support a company to have to pay for others mistakes when it comes to piracy.
I have even transfered products and rebought them later or used the resale money to buy other things from the same developer.
Now, will a developer lose money on the product you resell/transfer but win it back by the new costumer potentially buying their other stuff or you re-spending that money on their other products, everytime? That's probably not true, and again, they still have to worry about piracy, but we also know their products will be pirated whether they allow license transfers or not. There are plenty examples of this on the internet.
Thats why in my opinion an allowance for transfer with a fee, limiting you to not be able to transfer it a second time if you rebuy it and that product becoming NFR would be a good medium between them being happy and us being less hesitant to purchase something you will have to keep forever, even when your future purchases are better, more advanced, up to the times, etc
I also agree with you about Alex's products and ways of business. Even tho I have way more pianos than I need, I still want to buy his piano to support him but haven't been able to do so
I don't fully understand that statement because they can have full control who is using their product and who is not. And lisence transfer could be as easy for them as changing new email and name for their serial number. But situation is what it is so I think I have no choise in this case :(We've taken this position because software cannot be "repackaged and returned"