yes to your question.
if you search on a recent post by reasonnotrules she has posted the complete details.
I agree that if someonepays for a licence, then thet should be permitted to use it, in their household without limit, but then the developer is also concerned with movement out of the household.
I dont think we protect SS, people post obvious use of illegal hacks intentionally or not and they get answers to their questions.
I dont see any post initiated to """protect SS"""
If the forum changed its rules and said all hacks/cracks etc were welcomed and encouraged, then that would be another ballgame.
re MS software : not entirely correct eg latest windows ie XP it requires acrivation and then validation which keeps legal install within the licence limit
only software having activation can the limit be enforced
I for one would not mind SS developing an activation protocol and allowing 3-4 household limits
The problem here with OP is multi-sharing to the extent of posting the regkey at warez sites
this eventually gets the keys blacklisted with the the next update, and then you see frantic posts such as the OP's when the update does come out.
Otherwise how would the key get blacklisted??