If I were to copy red hat onto my computer, not a word would be said, what the site is paying for is only the support.
Anyone can download the Red Hat clone called CentOS for free (It is Red Hat unbranded). CentOS is for those who can do their own support. In addition, Scientific Linux is also considered a Red Hat Clone. And then there is also Fedora. Recently there is an announcement that Red Hat and CentOS are actually joining forces. http://www.zdnet.com/red-hat-incorporates-free-red-hat-clone-centos-7000024907/"CentOS is a community project that is developed, maintained, and supported by and for its users and contributors. RHEL is a subscription product that is developed, maintained, and supported by Red Hat for its subscribers."