Product Activation Gains Ground
from the catching-on... dept
Despite consumer backlash, software companies are pushing ahead with plans to use product activation to ensure that (gasp!) no one dares try to install their software on a second computer. This is pretty shortsighted. Sure, large-scale software piracy may present a problem, but those folks are going to figure out a way around product activation before these products even hit the shelves. The only people it’s really going to impact are innocent users who aren’t doing anything wrong. Making life more difficult for your customers doesn’t help anyone.