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Top crackers are looked at as heroes just look at DVD-Jon, for example.
Originally Posted by maha_xGames cp should be integrated to DirectX. Then M$ would keep upgrading it trough windows update and it would be more compatible than anything else out there since M$ would test it on windows. And it has the facilities to do so. Yes, this would drive out other companies producing these sollutions but I feel it would be a better exprience for the end user this way. Cracks that come out could be disabled via windows update. Calling home would still be a necesity, but checking for CP updates doesn't sound as bad as these "call home" methods.
Originally Posted by supermonkeyGood article. I'm totally printing it out and hanging it on my wall. ;)
Originally Posted by banshee256I think part of the problem also lies in, that when you buy any other product, like a car, stereo, table etc. etc. it's yours. You own it. You bought it. But when you pay up to £40 for a game, it's not yours. You pay for the right to use it, for the manual, box and CDs/DVD.
Originally Posted by TGImages
When you buy a car you can't give a copy to someone else. You can't get a copy from someone else. Same with a table, stereo, etc. Only a digitial item (computer game), can you give a copy to someone else...or get a copy from someone else. In the physical world, the impracticallity of duplicating something is what keeps copying/pirating/etc. to a relatively minimum level.
Originally Posted by MrMonroe
People sell counterfeit designer clothing all the time. Of course, there's nothing you can build into clothing that would stop people counterfeiting it except for a hard-to-duplicate stitch or trademark somewhere in a hidden place so you could know when you were looking at a real one.
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