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Old 03-05-2005, 10:01 PM
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Hey, Jules -- thanks for registering!

Well, unfortunately, therein lies the problem with locking down software excessively. Some programs -- like Note Taker -- lock themselves to the volume they're on, but don't have activation counts.

Others, like Quark, lock themselves to a particular disk and severely restrict re-activation. Sounds like Final Cut is one of those.

Of course, if a program like SuperDuper! could just copy them, that would defeat the point of their lockdown, so they do wacky things to prevent it. We can't really clone them when they actively "resist" being cloned.

(The real solution to this would be to lock to the computer's serial number, rather than the physical characteristics of a given disk. Or, to trust your customers a bit more...)

Anyway... the point is there's not much we can do: no program could clone them effectively unless they specifically tried to circumvent their protection, and then you'd be running afoul of the DMCA and the company's flotilla of lawyers...
--Dave Nanian
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