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Christian Merritt28-May-03 9:37
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Bog28-May-03 9:52
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Kant28-May-03 13:20
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Daniel Turini29-May-03 11:35
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Bog wrote:
Hey I was wondering- why don't software developers (desktop software) not just make the desktop application communicate with a web site every now and then, sending the user's IP address and registration key? That way if someone installed a pirated copy, the company would know. I never see any companies do that. Is there like a law against that or something? (As long as it's in the license agreement of course..)
Let's suppose it's legal for a moment.
What if my ISP uses dynamic IPs, like DHCP? How would you distinguish multiple pirate users x one user copy with dynamic IP?
Ok, suppose that you don't use the IP to identify the user, you use the MAC Address of the network card, and suppose it has not been tampered. Suppose everything is just right.
What would you do? How will you make the user register the software?
Send him a scary letter? How will you physically locate the pirate guys, without spending lots of money on the court?
Spend some thousand dollars on lawyers to recover a few bucks on a shareware proggie?
Hire some bad guys with guns and dogs to break the pirate's house and destroy his computer? (I admit it, this is appealing.)


Kant wrote:
Actually she replied back to me "You shouldn't fix the bug. You should kill it"
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