From: The Spectre <email@example.com>
Message Hash: be76677f3ae6dcceeacbb025a643dd813004e85b8c617adaffdefb28a954f2a6
Message ID: <B0000003781@hades.crmcom.com>
Reply To: <B0000003768@hades.crmcom.com>
UTC Datetime: 1998-03-17 21:27:45 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 13:27:45 -0800 (PST)
From: The Spectre <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 13:27:45 -0800 (PST) To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Software license detector vans In-Reply-To: <B0000003768@hades.crmcom.com> Message-ID: <B0000003781@hades.crmcom.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain At 13:15 3/17/98 , you wrote: >Well, you don't have to cover *every* house, just *any* house. THe >Brits have vans that roam around looking for unlisenced sattelite >receivers, and it provides a pretty effective deterrant. That works in that scenario, but you do have to monitor *every* house, and continually, if you want to catch a software pirate.. in the satellite scenario, they're just looking for a signal to see if it exists or not. In the M$ scheme, you'd have to get the license key and compare it against a database to see if that license key was in use by anyone else at that exact moment... it's not illegal to use multiple copies of the same piece of software, it's just illegal to use them concurrently. -The Spectre [SP4 w/ clam cluster] -http://www.anthrax.net/cos "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." -- Neitzsche, _The_Dawn_ PGP key available from servers.