Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

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Etienne1973
KVRian
539 posts since 8 Feb, 2013 from Switzerland

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:59 am

@Developers: I want to know more about this subject.

Is macOS Catalina a software piracy killer?

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Forgotten
KVRAF
5061 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:00 am

Can’t remember which thread it’s in, but Urs said he thinks it will reduce piracy for U-he

Magnut
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90 posts since 14 Mar, 2017

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:22 am

All it is, is another step into binding customers to apple and making devs dependent on apple. They now cash in and have absolute control over who they want on their platform. Sad for all the free plugins on mac. Anyways piracy will always find a way. DAW devs already have to loosen up the restrictions to make copy protection software or plugins run at all.

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KVRAF
5061 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:41 am

Magnut wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:22 am
All it is, is another step into binding customers to apple and making devs dependent on apple. They now cash in and have absolute control over who they want on their platform. Sad for all the free plugins on mac. Anyways piracy will always find a way. DAW devs already have to loosen up the restrictions to make copy protection software or plugins run at all.
That’s not answering the question the OP asked.

Maybe start a dedicated thread to throw shit at Apple if that’s what you’re looking for in the way of writing posts?

matt42
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1133 posts since 9 Jan, 2006

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 am

Urm, this is a thread centred on Apple. Only fan boys may apply? Or can all sides of the spectrum have a voice?

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KVRAF
5061 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:21 am

matt42 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 am
Urm, this is a thread centred on Apple. Only fan boys may apply? Or can all sides of the spectrum have a voice?
Actually it’s more specific than just Apple in general.

Of course anyone can have a voice, but it’s customary to address an OP’s question rather than turn it into a personal soap box.

Magnut
KVRist
90 posts since 14 Mar, 2017

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:01 am

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:41 am
Magnut wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:22 am
All it is, is another step into binding customers to apple and making devs dependent on apple. They now cash in and have absolute control over who they want on their platform. Sad for all the free plugins on mac. Anyways piracy will always find a way. DAW devs already have to loosen up the restrictions to make copy protection software or plugins run at all.
That’s not answering the question the OP asked.

Maybe start a dedicated thread to throw shit at Apple if that’s what you’re looking for in the way of writing posts?
Maybe you're not able to read or understand, but my answer is no :wink:

Etienne1973
KVRian
539 posts since 8 Feb, 2013 from Switzerland

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:12 am

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:00 am
Can’t remember which thread it’s in, but Urs said he thinks it will reduce piracy for U-he
I've read that too. :tu:
matt42 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 am
Urm, this is a thread centred on Apple. Only fan boys may apply? Or can all sides of the spectrum have a voice?
If you are a developer you are welcome for sure. :wink:

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KVRAF
5061 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:13 am

Magnut wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:01 am
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:41 am
Magnut wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:22 am
All it is, is another step into binding customers to apple and making devs dependent on apple. They now cash in and have absolute control over who they want on their platform. Sad for all the free plugins on mac. Anyways piracy will always find a way. DAW devs already have to loosen up the restrictions to make copy protection software or plugins run at all.
That’s not answering the question the OP asked.

Maybe start a dedicated thread to throw shit at Apple if that’s what you’re looking for in the way of writing posts?
Maybe you're not able to read or understand, but my answer is no :wink:
Ah, the evergreen ad hominem when there’s no substantial argument to hand.

Well done - that’s got to be one of the shortest post counts for a thread to reach that point.

frizzbee
KVRist
250 posts since 11 Jan, 2015

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:16 am

oh the apple sheriffs got triggered :lol: anyways no audio software on apple = no piracy there. problem solved and all are fine with it. maybe it's heading exactly in that direction who knows. else i don't see what catalina does so different besides causing trouble.

Magnut
KVRist
90 posts since 14 Mar, 2017

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:22 am

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:13 am
Well done - that’s got to be one of the shortest post counts for a thread to reach that point.
I'm honored and like to thank all the people which were by my side during that time. It was a long and stoney way. :love:

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jacqueslacouth
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1098 posts since 18 Nov, 2004 from The Liberated People's Republic of Straya

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:33 am

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:21 am

it’s customary to address an OP’s question rather than turn it into a personal soap box.
Good Lord....When did this happen to KVR??? Have the Russians started hacking here too???? :o

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KVRAF
5061 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:36 am

jacqueslacouth wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:21 am

it’s customary to address an OP’s question rather than turn it into a personal soap box.
Good Lord....When did this happen to KVR??? Have the Russians started hacking here too???? :o
Sorry, I don’t know what the hell I was thinking when I said that...

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jacqueslacouth
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1098 posts since 18 Nov, 2004 from The Liberated People's Republic of Straya

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:38 am

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:36 am
jacqueslacouth wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:21 am

it’s customary to address an OP’s question rather than turn it into a personal soap box.
Good Lord....When did this happen to KVR??? Have the Russians started hacking here too???? :o
Sorry, I don’t know what the hell I was thinking when I said that...
:hihi:

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mladi
KVRian
674 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Re: Is macOS Catalina A Step Forward Against Software Piracy?

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:48 am

frizzbee wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:16 am
oh the apple sheriffs got triggered :lol: anyways no audio software on apple = no piracy there. problem solved and all are fine with it. maybe it's heading exactly in that direction who knows. else i don't see what catalina does so different besides causing trouble.

This thread looks like OP thought: Let's find a reason to start some kind of a pro catalina thread that hopefully will lead the attention away from all the other threads.
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