When I first learned about C2 (Dec 2012), I was completely new to game making. I downloaded the free version, did the first tutorial, recognised C2's fantastic value, and huge potential, and immediately bought a personal licence.
People who get involved in piracy are given all sorts of names, but the only true description is - CRIMINAL! (or of course any low down name you can think of that describes there antics, and doesn't sound nice or nerdy).
What gets my back up is that they think we honest folk are stupid enough to fall for it.
And worse, as stated previously in this thread, how did they get hold of email addresses for this kind of crime spree.
Anyhow thanks for the heads up Ashley.