Roland, please allow the Edirol HQ plugin to become Freeware
Technically, the Edirol HQ Orchestral VST plugin is still under copyright by Roland. This is a very useful and versatile plugin for many new producers and relinquishing its copyright will allow thousands of up and coming music producers to access, enjoy and share this software LEGALLY.
While Roland offers newer orchestral plug-ins, it is no secret that Edirol HQ is still in use and is still being distributed over the internet. Edirol HQ is easy to use as a VST, and it provides a good stepping-stone for new producers. To our knowledge, Roland has not enforced its copyright on this software since ending its support, therefore this petition is meant to encourage Roland to allow Edirol HQ Orchestral to become "freeware".
Freeware: Freeware is proprietary software that is available for use at no monetary cost. In other words, freeware may be used without payment but may usually not be modified, re-distributed or reverse-engineered without the author's permission.
We feel that allowing this VST plugin to become freeware will allow well-meaning, law-abiding, digital music producers to enjoy this software that is no longer supported. Furthermore, we feel that allowing Edirol Orchestral to become freeware will not harm Roland's sales of this type of plugin, since this VST is a far more basic and lower quality version of the products that Roland now offers.