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2-18-2011 @ 4:55PM
I understand that people feel violated when they have to continually go through hoops just to prove that they're a legitimate owner of the software, but what else do you expect a company to do? Just say "oh well" when their software is being stolen and pretend it's not a problem?I don't buy the whole argument that these security measures are completely pointless. If they were, the companies wouldn't use them. Security costs them time and money that they'd rather not have to spend. If using DRM costs them potential sales, they'd weigh that against the revenue they'd expect to lose by not having DRM. They're not doing it just to piss people off. They're doing it to protect their property and their bottom line. So many people seem to be absolutely convinced that these companies would be better off simply not using these security measures. I'm sure they've already thought of this and I'm sure that they think that idea sucks. If they thought it was doing their sales more harm than good, they obviously wouldn't do it.
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