Roxio has fixed a glitch that caused Toast, its Macworld Awards winning CD and DVD burning software, to appear to expire.

A 'pre-release version' message when launching Toast 10.0.7 warned: " This pre-release version will expire soon. Please contact Roxio for a release version or a new beta."

Toast 10 users highlighted the problem on the Roxio forums: " This expiry warning is real too. Try setting your System clock forward a month and see what happens - no Toast for you," noted philr.

"Me TOO! I bought this online and at first thought maybe I was ripped off by some pirating scheme...now I know it's happening to LOTS of people," added igirl.

Roxio Toast 10

Roxio has now offered a patch for the issue with a Toast 10 Titanium and Toast 10 Titanium Pro to Toast v10.0.8 update. "An updater has been created to resolve the issue. Please download it here. Thanks for your patience and being a Roxio customer! Sincerely, The Roxio Team."

The company adds, "If you receive an error message indicating that: 'You do not have sufficient privileges...' when attempting to install the update, you will need to manually rename or remove the previous installation of Toast 10 Titanium from your Applications folder."