Casady & Greene have started a “Conflict Catcher 8 Amnesty Program” that’s been created to “help ease the upgrade transition for users,” since the company is working on a paid upgrade to Conflict Catcher 9, according to C&G spokesperson Bonnie Mitchell.
The upgrade is due in the fourth quarter, though no details have been released on new features. Meanwhile, the Conflict Catcher 8 Amnesty Program offers a chance to purchase an authorized version of Conflict Catcher 8, with no questions asked. A US$1.00 donation will be made to Amnesty International with every Conflict Catcher 8 order received during the Amnesty period (which is now underway and runs through Sept. 30). Finally, those who seek amnesty will get a free upgrade to Conflict Catcher 9 when Conflict Catcher 8 is purchased and registered during the amnesty period.
The Conflict Catcher 8 Amnesty Program also targets users of earlier versions of Conflict Catcher. Users who have earlier versions, such as Conflict Catcher 2, 3 or 4 can upgrade now to Conflict Catcher 8 and register their purchase to receive the free upgrade to Conflict Catcher 9. All other users of Conflict Catcher will be required to pay the full version price for Conflict Catcher 9.
Finally, C&G is offering a special price to encourage participation in the Amnesty Program. Conflict Catcher 8 is available for purchase directly from Casady & Greene at a special price of $59.95 (it’s normally $79.95) as an electronic or physical delivery. An upgrade price for previous owners of Conflict Catcher 2, 3 or 4, is available for $39.95 (regularly $49.95) as an electronic or physical delivery.
The Amnesty Program focuses on eliminating unauthorized versions of software by educating users about the issue of software piracy, according to Mitchell. It’s an issue C&G has monitored through bulletin boards and their own tech support areas, she added. Additional information is available at the
company’s Web site.