Anton - you’ve obviously never done much programming. It takes a lot of time and effort to program and so if he is making it shareware he is simply trying to make some money back from all the time and effort he puts into the program. Secondly - He is fully aware of the warez/crack scene and he knows his program will be cracked and keygens etc passed out for it. If he was that much of a jerk he would go to a lot more effort to stop cracks working (ie releasing a new version on his site every week with like 1 byte changed). He knows people use it without paying for it and he doesn’t try to stop them so hard. he does however put a lot of work into it and so him asking for some money for it is fair enough. If people who, unlike you, aren’t super tight, dont mind paying for a well made product then they can. If they dont want to pay and they know the score then they can get the crack.