Copy Protection

Copy protection, also known as content protection, copy obstruction, copy prevention and copy restriction, is any effort designed to prevent the reproduction of software, films, music, and other media, usually for copyright reasons.

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Android Dev Phone 1 - System Access and Copy Protection
... for distribution on Google Play allow the developer to enable copy protection which prevents the end user from copying the application from the phone ... Dev Phone allows unrestricted access to the OS, this copy protection is disabled ... If the developer enables copy protection on their application, then the application does not appear on Google Play for the Dev Phone ...
Spore (2008 Video Game) - Reception - DRM Controversy
... version of the controversial digital rights management (DRM) software SecuROM as copy protection, which requires authentication upon installation and when online access is used ... under a policy by which the product key of an individual copy of the game would only be authenticated on up to three computers ... An EA spokesperson stated that "we don't disclose specifically which copy protection or digital rights management system we use because EA typically uses one license agreement for all of its downloadable games ...
Copy Protection - Notable Payloads
... These games would initially show that the copy was successful, but eventually render themselves unplayable via subtle methods ... Superior Soccer had no outward signs of copy protection, but if it decided it was illegally copied, it would make the soccer ball in the game invisible ... While the copy protection in Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders was not hidden as such, the repercussions of missing the codes was unusual the player would end up in ...
Microcosm Ltd
... Since 1989, it has concentrated on software copy protection systems, firstly with CopyControl (a software-based copy protection system), then Dinkey Dongle (small hardware copy protection ...
Sword Of Aragon - Reception
... to several reviewers was the game's copy protection system ... His copy was falling apart after several identifications ... The inaccuracies were not restricted to the copy protection ...

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