I have a sound edit software - CoolEdit96- which is very good and does exactly what I want (sometimes upgrades and later versions don’t improve the software).
The install file I have was downloaded ages ago from the net and is shareware. This shareware isn’t limited in time, but in functionality. When I start the program, I get to pick two features, whereas the others are disabled. I can change features each time I open the program, so the limitation is not all that much trouble.
At work, which is a high school, we decided that in addition to DigiDesign’s ProTools we should have something easier and simpler for kids to start playing around with. I thought of CoolEdit. But the makers of the software don’t exists anymore. There is a clear warning that should I want to use the software the way I intend, I need to purchase licences. This is fine and dandy and the school can afford it and is willing to pay. Only… Syntrillium, which made the software, doesn’t exist. They have been bought up by Adobe, who is perfectly willing to sell me Adobe Audition, which I don’t want.
I’ve talked to Adobe Customer Services here (i.e. Sweden) and they don’t have a clue.
Any legal eagles who can offer a piece of advice?