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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 02:11 PM
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3. Pity there's no way to imbed a trojan horse bomb in
such material. Something that would permanently disable the device if the material was pirated. I'd like that.

I did something similar to that with one of my vertical software programs, after I discovered that less than 10% of its users had paid for the program. It wasn't difficult, really. What it did, when it confirmed that the copy was pirated, was to encrypt the stored data and notify the user that the program was pirated. When they paid for the program, they got the encryption key to use to recover their data and begin using the software legitimately. I encrypted it instead of wiping the date, because I was concerned about being sued. It never happened. People paid for the product.
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