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karbjork

Would this be spyware?

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I would like to track my software users. The sofware would send the user''s ip adress once per week to my server. I could then track the users, who have bought only one license but use the software on more than one computer. Is this spyware? I think this could minimize the piracy.

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What about people who do not have static IPs, your scheme would report one user as many.

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Guest Anonymous Poster
Um, what about dynamic ip addresses?

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Dynamic IP''s (as was mentioned). Offline users (if applicable). People who legally move their software from one computer to another ...

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quote:
Original post by Fragmo
i think that would minimize customers as well


Not to mention, what exactly would you do when you caught more than one person using it? DO you have a legal team to go after them?

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I have a firewall, if a program attempts to go out to the network and I don''t know what it is doing, I block it. I think many people do this. Just another flaw in the scheme.

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If it''s not dynamic, I would send them an e-mail if they were caught.

I don''t think I would loose customers. BTW the software''s url is: http://www.frontbase.fi/products/fbsql

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quote:
Original post by karbjork
If it''s not dynamic, I would send them an e-mail if they were caught.
How do you know if it''s dynamic or not?

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