Do a search on the web, especially google groups. I ran across something which indicated that FTL put themselves up for sale middle or so so of last year.
You can now get FTL for free.
Many people have posted problems like your (in other places).
I tried FTL recently. I was looking into free apps so that I could share my research with my family (something that would let them see the info in a user friendly format, for right now I'm recommending they use Legacy 6.0 Standard, which is free).