chk071 wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:59 am
Deep Purple wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:55 am
I would rather just have an unobtrusive method, regardless of what it is called. I get that manufacturers want to prevent piracy, but it would be cool if they use something that happens once then the software owner never has to worry about it again.
That's a point i don't necessarily understand. When i plug in my dongles, and load my DAW, i don't notice anything in regards of copy protection. What exactly do you consider obtrusive?
And what is it in general that makes people feel "unfree"? Just so i can maybe comprehend the arguments a bit better (even though i doubt that will happen).
We'll don't start by doubting that you won't comprehend better - keep an open mind.
What I mean is things like deregistering and reregistering Reason between an old and new computer - sometimes it's impossible to deregister the old one and the only way to get Propellerheads to deregister it is to report it to them as lost.
I forget what it was called, but a decade ago there was the debacle of copy protection on CDs which prevented some CDs from being played in anything other than a dedicated CD player (yes, I'm looking at you Dido and Aerosmith...).
There are some copy protection schemes that require a software owner to be online, so if you lose your internet connection, you can't use the software you paid for.
As vurt noted above, if the software requires a dongle and you lose it, you are (at least temporarily) screwed.
I'm sure there are other examples, but those are just a few that come to mind. As I said, I have no issue with software being protected, but I'd like the process to be non-intrusive once I have it installed.
Sweet child in time...