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Arrrr, there be pirates about!

As some of you may know (or figured out by my last post) I work for a company that sells software, specifically developer components.  Part of my job is keeping up with what people may be saying about our products.  For this, I’ve created several Google Alerts to watch for our products.

Saturday I received an alert, where someone had posted DDR on a warez site.  I was bored at the time so I decided to see how they got around our licensing…one of the first releases of DDR that I found on a warez site had a laughably stupid way of doing it.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed…the warez copy merely distributed the serial number and other pertinent details for licensing.  But, I did get to revoke a real license for the first time.

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About James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.

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One thought on “Arrrr, there be pirates about!

  1. Why have I not heard about Google Alerts? How long have I been asleep!? What year is this!?

    Posted by yoopergeek | December 15, 2011, 2:56 pm

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