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    News - Piracy fines could be prevented with proper videogame IP protection?

    A software security expert believes fines, such as the £16,000 imposed on a UK housewife, could be prevented.
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    Re: News - Piracy fines could be prevented with proper videogame IP protection?

    Dager is an idiot. IP protection technology? THERE IS NO SUCH THING. It's a fantasy land, and serves no other purpose than to stop casual piracy and piss off ligitimate customers.
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    Re: News - Piracy fines could be prevented with proper videogame IP protection?

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    Dager is an idiot. IP protection technology? THERE IS NO SUCH THING. It's a fantasy land, and serves no other purpose than to stop casual piracy and piss off ligitimate customers.
    I'm sure that in the orwellian nightmare that is trusted computing, software could be better protected.
    Nothing is uncrackable, but if everything was encrypted and computers would only open what they are allowed to, cracking things would be a whole lot harder.
    That said, I will never buy anything protected in that way. Vista's closer to that than I ever wanted to get.
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    Re: News - Piracy fines could be prevented with proper videogame IP protection?

    At this point Mike Dager needs to put his money where his mouth is. If Arxan believes in the strength of their solution, they should be able to reference a "popular game" title (not some other obsure title) that uses their protection and show that the scene has not cracked for X amount of months, etc.

    From a review of thier press and their marketing materials they have primarily use with business software and not popular consumer based stuff. There is a big difference in protecting from cracks on CAD software versus a popular game title (grand tehft, quake, halo, etc). The desire to be the first to crack a new game title is a huge motivator and has been the key reason nothing can prevent cracking in this space.

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    Re: News - Piracy fines could be prevented with proper videogame IP protection?

    Fully agree with points in above post. I have looked at Topwares list of games and while I think I recognise a few, I think the majority are pants (although I'm sure they made thief). Probably can't sell any games so are using these underhand tactics to source income.

    Personally I wouldn't download pinball anyways, so 1980's

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