i have read on a few sites about people wanting to take court action against the makers of copy protections. i for one am fully for this as i am sick of buying games that continually disable other programs on my pc (eg. safedisk does to daemon tools). When i go and buy a game I DON'T buy safedisk I buy the game. I dont want something that is going to stop me using my own pc the way that i want to.
Also as for safedisk I think that the makers of this protection are a bunch of F**KING hipocrits (think spelled right) they dont want you to be able to mess with the copyrights of the cd this protection is on BUT they DON'T GIVE A F**K whose copyrights they break in the process of protecting a cd.
Who are these people to stop me from using a peice of software that i have bought on my own pc. every time i install a sd protected game i cant play it at first because it detects that i have fantom cd and daemon tools on my pc. i paid for fantom as i did the protected game so why cant i use the game with fantom on my hd.
Now with the lateat sd i cant have virtual cd roms either what a load of crap. Now they are saying not only can i not back up my game to cd but i cant even have a copy of the cd on my hd to use with a v/cd rom so my original does not get destroyed. It is my view that these DI*KHEADS HAVE GONE TOO FAR next we will be told that we can only use our games or progs with the peoples progs that have paid them not to be blacklisted.
I have a hell of a lot more to say about this but i could be writing for days, I am a programmer myself and i know for sure i would not ever try to stop anyone from making a backup of any software i wrote.
I think it should be CLEARLY MARKED ON THE BOX OF THE SW YOU BUY IF IT HAS PROTECTION OR NOT.
i ALSO THINK THAT GAMES SHOULD COME WITH 2 CDS ONE ORIGINAL CD WHICH YOU CAN INSTALL AND PLAY FROM AND A BACK UP CD ONE YOU CAN ONLY PLAY THE GAME FROM if they continue with this madness of protections.
it is also my view that no protection is uncopyable as olli once said "IF YOU CAN READ IT YOU CAN WRITE IT"