I would love to do what you have asked me to do and if I couldn't I certainly know someone who can. But I only buy programs which I intend to use and I only backup them for my own use. If I do buy any with it on you will be the first to know. And I will still say any program can be backed-up and I am in no shape or form in favour of Pirating any software.
You SAY "As for every copy protection being breakable - that may be so, but some of the ones used by the governments of the world to prevent espionage are so complicated that if you made a variation of a copy of the disk every second, someone might be able to break the protection before a 21 year old's future grandchildren died (about a 100 years, give or take - that's an optimistic estimate, it could take centuries longer). Now, as anyone knows, what is possible today at a very secure level, is possible within a short time by the general public. I know nothing about Star Force, but I wouldn't knock it until I had at least seen it."
But you don't have to copy the whole CD just the data.
And as for Star Force are you joining maximano's Advertising staff he looks like he needs someone like you good with the words?
And as for future protection there is always someone wiser than the man who makes it at least 15% of them work for the same company and end leaking information which enables people to get round it.
I remember quite a few years ago from the Amiga days when a Software company in Doncaster,Yorkshire,England (Which by the way is my home town) Told Amiga Format that they were bringing a protection (a dongle and it was the only one ever used.) out on a football management game that that would never be broken and they spent one and a half million ukú on it and it was unbreakable. I saw it on the local Car Boot sales the very day it came out and it had no protection on it whatsoever and worked just fine.
By the way I had nothing to do with breaking the code.
But that was a lot of years ago and this is now.
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