Originally Posted by Photon
PD companies made good money distributing demos they didn't ask permission to spread, back in the day.
I always wondered about this.
The way I understood it, is that you only paid for shipping and the media. At least this was what they told you as to avoid legal trouble. Also, demo distribution was not very specific in those days, I mean, no demo had a "distribution agreement" or some such stuff. Most of the PD software had something among those lines in the readme, but not demos. I don't even know if demos specify anything about distribution nowadays anyway.