Copy Protection Preferred By Users ?
Posted 27 May 2005 - 08:36 AM
Posted 29 May 2005 - 11:02 PM
I wouldn't use that thing . its cheap .
I dont mind the logic dongle so much
Only because I put it in my power mac
via internal usb . there's truth in that
article about the price of some of these plugins
and programs .
serail number is the best from my stand point as well
( being the consumer ) but challenge response aint bad
if they give you a couple auths like plugsound does
Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:38 AM
In my experience it's a completely trouble free system and I can use my iLok authorized apps on ANY Mac I've got.
18 months ago I bought a lot of software, about half needed iLok authorizations and were painless to get up and running, a few were challenge/resonse and half a dozen or more were Native Instruments apps. Almost all the NI authorizations were problematic. In two cases I had to fax NI photo copies of my serial numbers as they said someone else had already registered them, and these were apps I bought direct from NI. I've had two versions of Reaktor that just refused to authorize on my PowerBook until NI sent me brand new serial numbers. Their whole authorization system is a joke. You only need to trawl some of the forums to see that I'm not alone with my NI problems. If they didn't make such good apps I'd dump the lot tomorrow.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:28 PM
If Im not mistaken these USB keys are just really small storage drives..
When i look at software protection methods, I look at how the method will benefit the company in protecting their software from illegal distribution. This only benefits the end user allowing the company to actually make money and turn it around back into their product. If a company can't make money they can't continue to make the software.
My second choice for copy protection method is the serial number. Fast and easy authorization of your plug or software product.
Downside, serial numbers can be easily passed around for anyone with the password can authorize the software. The bigest offender of this is the peer to peer networks. You can find a shit load of software and the corresponding serial number.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:39 PM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:15 PM
Maybe if they added a good 512 MB of space (like some USB keys have) you could be into storing lots of your plugs and even a limited sample library on the thing.
But as it stands now with the XS key, It is a bit annoying to have it take up a perfectly god USB port. It was more an issue when i had an Mbox and a USB MIDI interface going, plus the XSkey, but now with a firewire Audio/MIDI interface it is still a tad annoying. Plus that means i cant put my powerbook to sleep and put it in my bag without quitting logic, taking out the USB key, and then restarting Logic when i take the comp back out of the bag - takes time. Would be better if logic figured out when the USB key was out back in and did not still demand to be quit.
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