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Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

Hi,
How can I enable a Copyright thing to my project?
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

What 'Copyright thing'?
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

Like to protect your project (when it has been built) from getting copied.
Copyrighting it so it wont get copied...
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

What do you mean? Like including a license to prevent copying? Protecting your source code from copying?
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

@OP - you do know that 'copyright' is not the same thing as digital serial key/licensing system, right?

https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Copyright
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

Yeah Like that. Basically I dont want anyone to copy my software and spreading it as their own
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

Well it is important to get your terms right. As for what you want .. there isn't a "click here and enable" option. You need to sit down and reason out a plan that works for you and your software.
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

Exactly, there are several different solutions that solve different problems. Some people use algorithmically created license keys, some people use server based authentication, some people just put up a screen asking people not to share.

Then there's the other side: reverse engineering. If you're worried that someone will decompile your code, use an obfuscator like Dotfuscator.
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

Another option is a hardware key. A dongle. If the security dongle is not present then the software won't run.
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Preferably a LPT1 or parallel port dongle. None of those outdated fad USB ones. ;)
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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

I know modi123_1 is being funny - but I like the parallel port dongles because they have two screws to hold them in place. USB dongles tend to look like memory sticks so users will pull them out if they need a port then wonder why the software dies.

One the other hand, many add-on USB cards include an internal USB jack. So if you put the USB security dongle IN the PC with a lock on the cover (as you should in most work environments unless you like stolen memory) then people can't get to the security dongle.

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Re: Enabling Copyright to a project

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

All of this being said, the fact that you're asking this here is a pretty clear indication that this isn't something you're going to have to worry about for quite a while yet.
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