It has always been, and I'm sure always will be, that we can continue to use any software we have purchased (provided we have archives), but can no longer get updates for software that has an expired subscription.
To say that if my subscription expires, I can no longer even use what I have already paid for, for the last ten years, would be ludicrous.
I'm certain that that is not what is being said here.
I'm also sure that someone will clarify this soon.
Software products associated with cancelled or expired subscriptions will be deactivated by Stardock and removed from Stardock product registration database until the expired subscription has been successfully re-activated.
Is a clear invitation for cracked/stolen software. Which I'm sure will happen if the quoted text is actually coming policy. Talk about alienating your customers....geez.
I'm sure Stardock isn't that stupid and this is being misinterpreted.