I does seem like a reasonable thing to do except the 'watermark' of my name and
callsign sometimes falls right in the middle of some of the images making
Brian's 'low tech' licensing effort
annoying. Now that I think about it I never did figure out how to 'build' a
yagi on YO as it would never allow me to remove antenna elements. As mentioned
before, Brian was completely
unhelpful to me even after I repeatedly explained my inexperience with DOS and
that I do not understand some of the lingo he used in the help file. From my
experience I've learned to
dislike the man but I'm glad some of the list members have more pleasant
memories of him. Perhaps one of you more experience users could help me offlist.
Jim Lux wrote:
> >>>. I later found he had embedded my name onto each screen so as to
> discourage anonomous pirating.
> I have no real comment on the rest of the content in these posts, but..
> This seems a perfectly reasonable thing to do. The program still does what
> you'd expect, right? It's no different than what many other software mfrs do
> when they individually serialize software. Illegal copying of software is a
> fact of life, and relatively benign countermeasures that allow one to track
> a bootleg copy back to the original source seem reasonable.
> On the other hand I strongly decry various poorly implemented copy
> protection schemes, including, and especially those that attempt to disable
> other aspects of a user's computer or that implement hidden "call-home"
> mechanisms. Likewise software that attempts to key itself to some aspect of
> a particular machine (by writing hidden files, registry keys, etc, or
> hashing internal identifying information like network MAC numbers).
> Jim, W6RMK
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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