Not to get off on a tangent which confuses the thread, but think about this from the standpoint of the author and/or publisher. Would you expect to get a discount on a second printed copy of HALOT if you decided you needed another copy? Why should the software version be any different? The publisher (and then in turn the author through their contract) is due their fair share on every unit they sell; in fact, in most cases the publisher demands it, which explains the constraints on many third-party software companies which produce electronic versions of printed texts (like BW and Logos) in selling these texts.
Originally Posted by MBD
Michael H. Burer
Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies
Dallas Theological Seminary