I have read worrying news about Unity's intention to charge a bribe to Unity developers even retroactively from 2024. However, even searching through the faq, some things are not clear such as: * will I have to provide data even before being *able* to have to pay? I don't remember the term used in the faq in this regard but it seemed inappropriate. * how do you count pirate copies, since, I suppose, they are modified by preventing access to the internet? * How do you know if a game is distributed for charity? Isn't that very different from distributing it for free (as I do) with no advertising and no data collection? * I create games (and other programmes) as a hobby and distribute them completely for free, will that change anything for me? * The difference between game and non-game is not clear. * I'll probably never reach 200,000 installations, I'd like to know if distributing as a stand alone executable on Windows and Linux these copies are counted, also because I usually distribute this way to friends for preliminary testing. * If I distribute via google play or apk are they counted? * Are the conditions on earnings and number of installations in AND or OR? I actually expected to find a discussion about this already, but the internal search engine found nothing. I would also like to express my 'disappointment' at this unilateral and retroactive change.