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Copy Protection

Postby Gizmo » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:02 am

Is Flowcode V3 going to use the same annoying copy protection where you have to have the CD mounted before Flowcode will launch?

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Postby Steve » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:07 am

Not sure at this stage - we are looking into alternative methods (e.g. online activation) as a method of protecting software piracy.

If you or anyone else has suggestions on what to do on this front, I'd be very pleased to here them.

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Postby Gizmo » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:43 pm

Given the two options Steve, I'd prefer the online activation. In any case though, I'm always nervous about software that could become useless if the software company folds.

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Postby Steve » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:01 am

I wouldn't worry on that score - if we do implement online activation, it will be a once-only process. And besides, we don't intend to fold any time soon, Gizmo!

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Postby Gizmo » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:04 am

Well, that's what I meant Steve; at least it would be a once-only kinda thing. But on my other thought, I already have a rather expensive software package that I couldn't transfer to my new computer because there isn't anybody on the other end to issue a challenge response. And I have a couple of hardware items with a "lifetime guarantee," only I didn't think that meant the lifetime of the company (now defunct). I don't think either of them intended for it to happen, but those things do. I didn't intend to drag down the mood of the thread! :)

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Postby Ian » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:01 pm

Gizmo wrote:Well, that's what I meant Steve; at least it would be a once-only kinda thing.

But on my other thought, I already have a rather expensive software package that I couldn't transfer to my new computer because there isn't anybody on the other end to issue a challenge response. And I have a couple of hardware items with a "lifetime guarantee," only I didn't think that meant the lifetime of the company (now defunct). I don't think either of them intended for it to happen, but those things do.

I didn't intend to drag down the mood of the thread! :)


We are aware of such issues and they will be taken into account.
We too have used authenticated software and have had such problems - e.g. Hardware linked code stopping working after a PC repair etc. Trying to get a key from a company over the holidays etc.

We are aiming for a method that helps secure our products but means you dont have to spend 10 mins searching for the CD every time, and doesnt leave you stuck when you need to re-install.

Hopefully we will find somethng that works for both parties.