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Old 21st May 2009 | Show parent
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by IMSTA ➡️
I also get annoyed when I have to unlock two locks and disarm my security alarm before entering my house.
This example is a sophisticated twist. The software copy protection is not a protection for the user being robbed but for other people not loosing money. It would be more like you have to unlock your house for the safety of your neighborhood.
I have nothing against copy protection but the truth is, staying in the picture of the locks, the more you buy the more locks you get that take work and life time away.
The more I bought e.g. iLok protected software (I own 7 iLoks) the more time it takes to start software to load a plug in and so on. This all adds up the more I buy my legal software. Because I bought a lot of software I have now reached the point where I hesitate to buy new stuff because of the time all this management and time cost me. It's therefore not a financial reason to hesitate but an ergonomic one.