then it should be free because forcing us to display adverts when we don't want to is dodgy to say the least!
I noticed that you changed your reply.UBB.threads does not display advertisements.
Displaying the developer's information within the software is not an advertisement.
Tell Apple or Microsoft to remove their information from the software you license from them. I'd like to know how well that goes for you.
Remember that in most
cases within the world we live in today, you are not buying the software/music/movies...etc for your complete ownership, you are licensing the use of it. You cannot replace the branding and call it your own software/music/movie -- that's generally seen as plagiarism or worse.