Revulytics Blog

Going too far with piracy prevention

July 14, 2006


Recent examples of intrusive anti-piracy approaches have perhaps cross the line of what's acceptable for piracy control. Consider Microsoft's latest legal issues surrounding its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program, Sony BMG's use of rootkits in its DRM technology, and other vendor technology requiring kernel level modifications. Software providers and software protection vendors need to focus on creating piracy protection that is transparent to the legitimate user audience but, at the same time, raises the level of expertise required to crack it and make it difficult to duplicate across applications.

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Michael Goff

Post written by Michael Goff

Marketing Director at Revulytics
Michael is Marketing Director at Revulytics where he is responsible for corporate marketing, content, and social media. He has helped to educate the industry on the benefits of software usage analytics for compliance and product management through the company's blog and contributed articles in trade publications. Michael was previously a marketing programs manager at The MathWorks and principal at Goff Communications. Michael earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University.