[Openmcl-devel] CCL images, consumer apps, and piracy

Pascal J. Bourguignon pjb at informatimago.com
Sun Apr 10 05:34:21 PDT 2011

Brandon Van Every <bvanevery at gmail.com> writes:

> On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 7:14 PM, Tom Emerson <tremerson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I really don't see how this is any different from shipping a game written in
>> Objective C. Any suitably dedicated hacker is going to pirate your game, and
>> a saved image isn't going to make it easier.
> Not just pirate, but modify with impunity for their own purposes.

When software was sold copy-protected as a matter-of-fact, hackers still
decompiled them circumventing all the traps, and still sent back bug
reports to the authors.  At least the first time.  Since vendors did
nothing with the bug reports, hackers distributed patched copies, so
customers could run their paid applications without the hassle of
copy-protection and with less bugs.

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