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posted by janrinok on Saturday March 22 2014, @02:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the questions-without-answers dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"Echoing a question asked on - How can software be protected from piracy ?

It just seems a little hard to believe that with all of our technological advances and the billions of dollars spent on engineering the most unbelievable and mind-blowing software, we still have no other means of protecting against piracy than a "serial number/activation key." I'm sure a ton of money, maybe even billions, went into creating Windows 7 or Office and even Snow Leopard, yet I can get it for free in less than 20 minutes. Same for all of Adobe's products, which are probably the easiest. Can there exist a fool-proof and hack-proof method of protecting your software against piracy? If not realistically, could it be theoretically possible? Or no matter what mechanisms these companies deploy, can hackers always find a way around it ?"

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  • (Score: 1) by el_oscuro on Saturday March 22 2014, @09:55PM

    by el_oscuro (1711) on Saturday March 22 2014, @09:55PM (#19811)

    The same thing happened to me on my first moderated comment on The Other Site, almost 10 years ago. My karma sucked for months afterwards. SN should have a preview button moderation too, as well as a meta moderation system.

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