Avoid Illegitimate License Sellers

Dear EmEditor Users,

As the developer of EmEditor, I urgently need to address a growing concern in our community: the sale of pirated or invalid licenses. It has been noted that such licenses are being offered at significantly discounted prices on various online platforms, including auction sites. Please be aware that if you encounter an EmEditor license at a price that seems too good to be true, it is almost certainly from an illegal source. These offers are not only illegal but also pose significant risks to users. I strongly urge you to refrain from purchasing these licenses.

Why Avoid Illegitimate Licenses:

  1. Short-term Functionality, Long-term Failure: Initially, these unauthorized licenses might seem to work. However, they are programmed to eventually display a message stating, “You might be a victim of software piracy. Please purchase a legitimate software license from EmEditor home page.” This indicates that the software will cease to function properly.
  2. Registration and Activation Issues: Legitimate EmEditor licenses require successful registration in the Emurasoft Customer Center. Pirated licenses fail this process, leading to continuous warning messages and an inability to update the software.
  3. Security Concerns: Purchasing and using these illegitimate licenses exposes you to significant security risks. Often, pirated software sellers try to steal your personal and payment information.
  4. Auction Site Purchases: Please be particularly cautious with licenses sold on auction sites. Many of these are not legitimate, and we do not authorize ownership changes of licenses. Buying from these sources puts you at risk of acquiring a non-transferable, invalid license. EmEditor licenses are non-transferable, with the exception of legal name changes.

The Benefits of Genuine Licenses:

  • Full functionality and reliability of the software.
  • Access to regular updates and customer support.
  • Compliance with legal software usage and enhanced data security.

How to Ensure Your License is Genuine:

Purchase your EmEditor license directly from our official website or through authorized resellers. If you have any doubts about the authenticity of a license, please contact us for verification before completing your purchase.

Your Action Matters:

By choosing genuine licenses, you’re not only ensuring a seamless and secure experience but also supporting the ongoing development and improvement of EmEditor.

We take this issue very seriously and are actively working to combat the sale of these illegal licenses. Your awareness and cooperation are vital in this effort.

Thank you for being a vital part of the EmEditor community.


Yutaka Emura
Developer of EmEditor

See also: Warning Against Unauthorized Usage – Crack, Keygen, Serial, etc.