Copy Protection Works
Most of us hate copy protection, not because we want to steal software, but
because it too often gets in the way of legitimate use. But according to the
Business Software Alliance, protection
. Since launching the Genuine Software initiative, sales of Windows
are up and piracy is down, the organization believes.
Windows Genuine Advantage isn't copy protection in the old sense of the word
-- through dongles and so forth. No, here Microsoft pings your computer, checks
if it's legit and -- if it isn't -- disables some of its features 'til you buy
the real thing.
Personally, I'd rather have a dongle.
What about you? Are there protection schemes you can live with? Let us know
by writing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 11/26/2007 at 1:15 PM