• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Topic: Why not use this for copy protection?

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1

    Why not use this for copy protection?

    sponsored links


    ***Advertisments***
    I was thinking about different methods for copy protection from pirates.

    Why don't developers include one line of code in several places in a few of the files that is unique for each user.

    For example, somewhere in the programming, put a code thats unique for each person who buys the product. This way, a developer could identify who the pirated program came from.

    After all, every piece of software gets pirated eventually. Why should we (the buyers) have to go on a website or buy a USB key just to use a product that we paid money for?

    Oh well, I don't know anything about copy protection, so that's my stupid idea for the day .

  2. #2

    Re: Why not use this for copy protection?

    How is that different from challenge/response? Each user has a unique code either way.

  3. #3

    Re: Why not use this for copy protection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Batzdorf
    How is that different from challenge/response? Each user has a unique code either way.
    The difference would be that the process of challenging and responding would be taken out. I've found challenge/response very annoying (the computer I use sample libraries on is not connected to the internet).

  4. #4

    Re: Why not use this for copy protection?

    It's all annoying, but what can you do.

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •