I'm not sure if this question is un-etchical or will somehow have someone on my back using the DMCA or something, but how does one get a service pack if one doesn't have a subscrption service? I'm not saying this person is me, but suppose I had a friend who's company wouldn't pay for the subscription service because they think that if a release has bugs (such as 2004 Sp0), that it is the responsibility of the software company to send out patches and service packs. That's just some people's opinion.
So how does this guy get the newest service pack? Are there legal avenues of distribution besides the subscrption service? Illegal avenues? Russian Mafia?
Thanks in advance for any advice. I do check my email from time to time also if you don't want to be forever quoted on the world wide web.