Software Security

Andrew Robinson andrew at
Tue Aug 17 20:32:10 CEST 2021

I have no metrics to back this up, but my hunch is that if you use whatever
time and money you were going to put into copy protection on demonstrating
that you're a nice person/people and you're trying to make a living out of
delivering the best product you can instead, then your revenue will go up.
Sean Costello at Valhalla and Fredrik Lidström at SonicCharge are great
examples of this approach succeeding - a good mix of paid and free content,
flat rate pricing, social media interaction and a minimal protection system
that just puts your name on the plug-ins.

- Andy_R

On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 at 19:16, Jay Vaughan <ibisum at> wrote:

> > Does anyone here have skills or know anyone who is strong in the area of
> development around audio software anti piracy?
> Simply not worth the effort.
> The best way to get and keep loyal customers while deterring pirates is to
> make your product amazing, and release new updates to it on a regular,
> well-defined tempo, into a well-curated community that respects your work
> because you promote communication among your customers.  Customer loyalty
> is the best protection.
> iLok is cracked.  Apple have got their devs on a ‘deprecated method’
> treadmill of horror.
> And if you *really* want to be sure the investment in software development
> pays for itself: make hardware.  Custom firmware running on exotic DSP’s or
> well-fused microcontrollers, is the best dongle.
> j.
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