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Re^20: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)

by Pragma (Scribe)
on Sep 04, 2004 at 02:19 UTC ( #388470=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^19: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
in thread Perl 6 ... dead?

The best, practical copy protection is successful, even though it doesn't come close to solving the problem.
I challenge you or anyone else to name a single major software release that has not had its copy protection broken. Even hardware-based (dongle) copy protection methods have been cracked time and again. All of these cracks are just a google search and a pop-up ad away from anyone who cares to look.

You scarcely have the skill to code a "Hello World" program that wouldn't make me wince, much less a copy-protection method that would take a reverser of any stripe more than a few minutes to crack.

Stick to web applications if you're so paranoid. And pray that they don't crack your server to grab your invaluable source code.

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Re^21: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
by pdcawley (Hermit) on Sep 05, 2004 at 16:04 UTC
    As it happens, I've not seen a crack for Logic Pro 6 yet. But I've not been looking all that hard either.
Re^21: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
by Wassercrats (Initiate) on Sep 04, 2004 at 02:29 UTC
    My software release wouldn't be as major as something like Photoshop. Since it would be in less demand, fewer people would take the time to crack it. There is other software in that category too, but even the available cracks aren't known to everyone, and some people wouldn't know what to search for.

    Another reason for me wanting to compile the source is to prevent people from finding holes and reusing parts of the code. Copy protection is just part of the value of compiling.

    Name something that makes you wince about a script I've posted.

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