Software piracy is a fact of life and will probably stay with us for a long time. Accordance has always tried to avoid harrassment of our users so that they can install on new computers without problems, and without being on-line or needing to call for a new code, and we do not require the physical CD each time the program is run.
We always hoped that in the field of Bible study we could rely on the honesty of our users, but it seems this is not the case. We know that people share their installation codes with others, give away older copies of CDs that they have upgraded, and sell their computer with software installed, without officially transferring the license. None of this is legal.
We do attempt to verify that a new user has a legally purchased and licensed copy. We try to be nice about it, so please do not be upset if you are asked how you came about your CDs and codes. Unlock codes can only be purchased from us, which is why we will ask you if you do not show up on our database. It is up to the buyer of secondhand software to make sure first that the license will be transferred. We understand that some of the software sold on ebay is actually stolen.
In general we will not accept new owners of old software unless we can verify that they legally own it.
Piracy hurts us all, since it deprives the copyright holders and developers of the resources needed for further development.
For more details please see our posted policy