May 20, 2005 11:31 AM Subscribe
Has anybody ever used a cross-platform (Win, OSX) USB
dongle/hardware key to copy protect a Java application? Which one(s)? How was it to integrate into the application?
posted by Netzapper to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I've been googling for days now, but can't find good third party information on Java dongles. I've found at least four or five different makers, but, as companies are wont to do, they all proclaim themselves the best.
One of my clients is insistent on using dongles to protect the next version of his product after reading an article in some suit magazine. And, since it offers better copy protection than the crap I wrote for the last version, I'm not opposed to putting it in. However, he wants me to do the research on which one to use (which is fair, of course)
And to the anti-copy-protection crowd: Don't worry about this, I swear on every geek point, bit of hacker cred, and my EFF donation money this year, it isn't software you or anyone else I know would buy (and you sure as shit wouldn't care about the source if you did buy it).