Cubase LE 8 isn't free after all... right?

Hi! So I just bought a Scarlett Studio Bundle and comes with Cubase 6 LE, I’ve downloaded and installed the software, but it is Cubase 8 LE and it says that I have 543 hours left to use. So… does that mean that it isn’t “free”?
I’ve registered and activate it but everytime I run the program it says “upgrade to get more stuff…” I click on “continue”
and start to work on my songs. What does that mean? Is it a “trial version”? If so, Why isn’t written on the package?
I can’t find a simple-short-straight answer on the Steinberg website or elsewhere. Can anybody help me with this? Please? Thanks for Reading.

Are you sure you did the license activation correctly?