[sword-devel] Printing an encrypted module?

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Fri Aug 28 03:15:20 MST 2009

Referring to  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copy_protection the Wikipedia page
about Copy protection , wouldn't there be a potential conflict of interest
between "Internet product activation" and the risk to Bible software users
in persecuted countries, if such a method were ever to be adopted?

-- David

Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> Most of these rigorous steps are rapidly overcome if enough impetus is
> there.
> At this moment in time our encrypted modules are better protected
>  than e.g. DVDs with their dvdcss encryption.
> I think most publishers as such are happy with a token protection which
> somehow states "You should not really do this!". Look at e-sword with
> its perfunctory protection until recently. And the current form is
> probably not much better
> If it prevents the decent people from messing too much (beyond e.g.
> private export into other better liked programmes) then this is probably
> good enough.
> The problems with us are probably more about perception of being
> irrelevant, not worth the effort - and that can so easily become a
> self-perpetuating matter.
> Peter
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