First of all. ALL FCP 3.0 CD (commercial, upgrade, academic, NFR) are copy protected
Second. About Adobe software. Only Photoshop 5.5, Illustrator 8, Premeire 5.1 had the "Academic Use" splash screen on the academic version.
Now PS 7 and Illustrator 10 don't.
A lot of people buy software when they are students and keep using them after they graduated. I personally don't think this is bad.
Some high end apps like combustion, maya, XSI, 3DS do have very strict limitation on their academic licence. Mostly will expire after certain period of time. I am glad I don't really rely on them much
[ 05-24-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>