Our position on software piracy
Quite simply, Toon Boom has zero tolerance for pirated software. Software piracy is costing the animation industry millions if not billions of dollars.
To protect your interest as an outsourcing studio or service provider, Toon Boom has decided to take concrete steps to reduce piracy. Anyone using pirated copies of Harmony, Storyboard Pro or other Toon Boom software will face serious legal consequences.
Piracy hurts not only our business, but yours as well. If you are a service provider, be aware that studios using pirated copies of Toon Boom software do not compete fairly, as they bid on the same projects as you, at a much lower cost. If you are a studio that outsources production work, be aware that studios using pirated copies of Toon Boom software are not up-to-date with software releases and upgrades, and therefore can't provide you with the utmost efficiency and quality you deserve. In addition, studios using pirated copies of Harmony, Storyboard Pro or other Toon Boom software don't have access to our product support and trouble-shooting services, which can cause expensive problems and delays for you.
Your collaboration is critical to the success of this mission. By collaborating with us, you are contributing to make the animation industry a more honest, healthier and fairer business.
Receiving, using or copying stolen software is a criminal offense and harms the entire animation industry. It pushes software prices up for legitimate users, which in turn forces you to charge more for animation services. If you have found a service provider that you think may be using pirated copies of Harmony, Storyboard Pro or other Toon Boom software, please report it to Toon Boom by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at +1 514 278-2666
Be assured that if you share any information with us we will keep your identity confidential.
Thanks in advance for your continued support.
The Toon Boom Team