Map piracy is on the increase worldwide. Whilst we take all reasonable precautions such as locking our maps, pirates are always hacking and unlocking them and making them available for free or illegally selling them without the author's authorization.
Creating and keeping maps up to date is a labour intensive and costly business. If the map author's don't receive fair compensation for their work, the quality of the map often suffers and the incentive to update the map is reduced. In the end, the end user suffers too.
Please help us reduce this piracy by buying legal copies of all maps.