How do I copy protect software?
September 19, 2005 7:08 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to copy protect my software with the minimum of hassle for the users, but maximizing revenue for me?
posted by markesh to Computers & Internet (22 answers total)
I'm one of the small software writers, and make my living off shareware. Piracy is a fact of life, and it does not much bother me, seeing that I also have some pirated software on my PC.
A short while after releasing my software, it came up on the different crack sites. I'm sure that a lot of people, though they have money to buy the software, go out and download a copy. I'd like a system where the users would prefer to buy the software instead of pirating it. How do I go about it?