serial numbers on standalones

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 15:07:18 CDT 2013


On 03/16/2013 09:33 PM, Mark Talluto wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2013, at 11:09 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> It does seem that all the extra fuss and work involved sorting out a serial number system is hardly
>> worth the effort.
> The amount of effort is dependent on situation.
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>> Of course . . . one could send out a standalone of a stack to find out one's potential client's
>> Mac Address, then make a standalone for him/her that checks against that Mac Address; although
>> that seems a bit mean as when his/her computer goes 'pop' s/he will have to pay out all over again.
> DRM should never lock a client out because their hardware changed.  Binding to a MAC address is also not reliable.  They can be spoofed and some systems change their MAC address on every startup.  A system that can adapt to hardware changes, not knock the client out, but let you know that this is taking place so you can make a decision on how to proceed is what we are using.

If one does not tie a piece of software to a piece of hardware there is 
probably no way to prevent multiple copies being distributed across many 
machines.

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> Best regards,
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> Mark Talluto
> canelasoftware.com
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