I stole this comic

Because he asked for it.

I am still waiting for an activation code for Autodesk Inventor 2008 that I requested 10 days ago now. Autodesk have replied that my contract for this product ended in April when I activated Inventor 2009. However in June, after I decided I did not like R2009 and wanted to go back to R2008, (one of the reasons being that the Autodesk software caused a conflict with my Solid Edge software that Autodesk refused to look into and that UGS could not resolve) I removed R2009 from my system and requested a downgrade to R2008. I had to wait a week but eventually the code was issued. Now after a new clean reinstall of windows, I am trying to get a new activation code, but it's being refused again. Autodesk are saying that when they gave me the activation code in June, they did this with permission of Sales Benelux, and now they will again need permission of Sales Benelux to issue a new code.

Dear Autodesk. This may come as a surprise to you, but I could not care less for the workings of your internal logistics. I don't know, and I do not even WANT to know, the difference in hierarchy between Autodesk and Sales Benelux, and who needs to grant permission for what, to whom. I only want to be able to use the product I paid for.

PS: After eleven days I have finally received my code. Untill the next time, courage.

The official unwritten rule should be: pay once, then pirate the product you paid for in order to enjoy it in leasure. Fortunately the EU see it this way. Oh, so you think that is not how they meant it. Riiiiight, next you'll be trying to tell me there is no SantaClaus.

Why is this and a few blogs the only recent bits I can find in English? Is it a secret to the American press? Ha!

FREEDOM, people.

You've heard of it.


  1. Thyme, I just left something 'Surprise' for you on my blog. For more, pls visit me when you can:)

  2. It's a very complex post, Thyme. I enjoyed a lot all the designs and especially the diagrams and the skulls. :-)

  3. This was a little complex.
    Nice series of sketches though.

  4. I know, I'm sorry...

    It is a long story, it has been going on for a few months now.

    In essence: I hate it when I have legally paid for something and then am not able to use it because of an inhibiting copyright system.

    The only way to get your rights as a customer sometimes is to make use of the pirated products. That is not the way it should be, but I am glad that European law is not as yet inhibiting this reality and has rejected the fierce anti-piracy law the French government proposed.


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