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Subject: RE: copy protection scheme ?
Thread ID: 288444 Message ID: 288818 # Views: 24 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Distribution and InstallShield
Date: Friday, December 24, 2010 12:22:27 PM         
   


> > Hi everybody.
> > I want some copy protection codes for my project. I develop a standalone database software &want to distribute it. Plz suggest me if anyone has idea
> >
> > thanx in advanced.......
>
> Well, for the solution I have in mind you do need Internet access.
>
> To start with, users of my software pay per month. Just small fees per license.
> And yes, they are allowed to copy the software as much as they like.
> Actually, I like that because then more money comes in.
> (Idea from Ken Murphy)
>
> First take a look at Message ID: 285445. Martin gives a link there to a download page on the Czech site.
> Download the business logic stuff (bl_demo.zip, 3rd on the list).
>
> What you can do is as follows.
> At the start of the app it contacts the server and tells what it's local IP is, along with some license key stuff that is embedded in the executable
>
> By the end of the month, starting new month this table is checked.
> For every LOCAL IP I invoice my clients.
>
> Now imagine the following scenario.
>
> John Doe worked for the ABC company that has MY software.
> He likes it a lot! and since he got this great job offer from the XYZ company he leaves ABC, taking the VFP software on a thumbdrive with him.
>
> Once at his new job he installs the software and starts using it.
> In My table I see that the ABC company has a new license.
> I invoice them of course!
>
> Next thing that happens then is that I get a call from a worried customer, saying "we are invoiced to high. One license too much."
> I send them a small report, showing them the used licenses ALONG WITH THE IP numbers.
> Soon enough they find out that one of the IP numbers does NOT belong to them but to the XYZ company.
> One phonecall is good enough then. Mostly that company either calls me showing their interest OR John Doe has a problem.
>
> Since I have that same data I contact the XYX company as well telling them they use my software and whether they are interested in having a legit license subscription for this?
>
> Of course I will correct the invoice and send an invoice to the XYZ company. Most of the times enough for a nice sales call.
> I will take for granted the one month of that one license if they buy my stuff.
>
> Just my $0.02
>
> Boudewijn Lutgerink
> Why is it that, when people open their mouth, their eyes and ears seem to shut down. (Maria, our beloved friend)
>

thank u sir.
merry xmas

Naresh

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copy protection scheme ? Posted by Naresh Dhakecha @ 12/21/2010 7:31:41 AM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by Ony Too @ 12/21/2010 8:42:33 AM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by Naresh Dhakecha @ 12/21/2010 11:17:22 AM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by Gerraint Pritchard @ 12/21/2010 11:34:31 AM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by Naresh Dhakecha @ 12/22/2010 2:58:52 PM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by Gerraint Pritchard @ 12/22/2010 9:06:10 PM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by William Sanders @ 12/21/2010 4:45:41 PM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 12/23/2010 8:27:19 AM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by William Sanders @ 12/23/2010 7:10:09 PM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 12/24/2010 9:11:22 AM
RE: copy protection scheme ? Posted by Naresh Dhakecha @ 12/24/2010 12:22:27 PM