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[ 1 ] - Please do not post advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, SPAM, virus warnings or marketing type solicit ations. If you are a representative of a company with a product or offering a service being discussed in the forums, or if you're a retail vendor selling the product, please feel free to participate in the discussion, as long as your participation is to respond to question(s) about the product(s) or service(s) in the bobdunsire.com forums.

Please do not use the bobdunsire.com Forums to announce or publicize any 'new' Forum, or any version of these Forums, or any Forum f or the same or similar discussions as we have here. This would also include bagpipe related picture galleries, bagpipe web directories, bagpipe link sites, etc.

[ 2 ] - Malicious rumors, scurrilous posts, or insulting gossip about products, organizations, or people will not be perm itted. The bobdunsire.com forums are for reasonable and responsible discussions of the Highland Arts (for lack of a better word) of Piping, Drumming, Dance, and other related topics.

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Posting of, or sharing web addresses (URLs) for sites where illegal copies of software (also known as Warez - a term used by softwa re 'pirates' to describe software that has been stripped of its copy-protection and made available on the Internet for downloading ) may be found or downloaded is not permitted.

Sadly nearly all software can be fairly easily found for download on the 'Net. This availability of 'free' software does not make it legal, or right. Some warez thieves even ask for 'donations' or set amazingly low prices for 'their' software - a $10 donation (as an example), does not make warez legal or right either.

Commonly used commercial software for bagpipe music notation includes: Bagpipe Music Writer Gold, Electric Pipes, Piobmaster, Pipewriter.

This software can be purchased from the developers, or from authorized software vendors. Shareware of Freeware copies of these progr ams do not exist; if you think you've found a 'free' or 'nearly free' version of one of these programs - you've found warez.

Search the Music Forum, or the Music Forum Archive, to check.

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