No crime done? You dont consider stealing a crime? While i can sympathize with anyone who is having money probs and may need to delay paying for mIRC, your comment about editing the registry/patches lost you any sympathy from me. Makes it pretty obvious you had no intention of paying for it to begin with, and your original post was your hope that others would support your choice and say they dont pay for it either.
The author works on the honor system, mIRC doesnt stop working at the end of the 30 days. He even trusts ppl who say they cant afford the $20 to pay less. Paying for mIRC was a hardship for me, and im sure for many others, but i found a way to do it and so could you. Instead your attitude is "no crime done". Shame on you.